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'Focal point' or 'Fecal point'? Sorry, couldn't resist.
Are these all public footpaths? Does someone - the local authority? - have to authorise their temporary closure, even if "temporary" turns out to mean nearly 10 years?
Does the housing estate funded by Ikea come flatpacked with instructions no-one can understand?
The Greenway north of Stratford High Street? Someone told me that you can walk this but you have to pull the fences aside to get through. Haven't done it myself so don't bank on it.
>>Are these all public footpaths? Does someone - the local authority? - have to authorise their temporary closure, even if "temporary" turns out to mean nearly 10 years?
Depends on who owns the property they're on. If the land is local Council property then yes. However, if it's owned by someone else then generally no.
However, if there's a legal right of way, that might be a different matter...
The Greenway runs along the top of North London's most important sewer, so belongs to Thames Water, and is a permissive path.
Does anyone know if the pathway and tunnel at end of blaker road will ever open? Or is it sealed off permanently? There's also another pathway at the front of the Otter Close development on the waterworks riverside linking to the greenway - this has also been sealed off for a decade, literally :(
dg writes: They both still look very closed, alas. I've added them to my list, thanks.
Oh, the Greenway is permissive? Well, I guess that means we are lucky it is open to the public at all.
Sorry, I don't know the area well - is the Long Wall Path permissive too? And all the other bits of footpath in your long list too?
• path round edge of 3 Mills Studios - closed
• staircase from Greenway to Abbey Rd - open
• Sugarhouse Lane - closed
• Wick Lane past Bow Quarter - open
• tunnel at end of Blaker Road - closed
• Otter Close to the Greenway - open
• path past the allotments - open
• Greenway north of Stratford High St - open