Dear Land Registry,
Please can you advise the ownership of the land (alleyway) between The Green and Ewell Downs Road, Ewell, Surrey and the terms of maintenance of the Cycleway and Public Footpath (ie, is it the responsibility of Epsom & Ewell Council to keep this clear of weeds and overgrown trees and shrubs?)
Telephone Number 07979708254 or 02083932291
46 Ewell Downs Road, Ewell, KT17 3BN
Dear David England,
Thank you for your email of 23 May 2019 in which you requested information about the ownership of the land between The Green and Ewell Downs Road, Ewell, Surrey and the terms of maintenance of the Cycleway and Public Footpath.
Under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act), we are not required to provide information in response to a request if it is already reasonably accessible to you.
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