Enclosure of Land surrounding Shire Hall

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Dear Cambridgeshire County Council,
I wish to make a Freedom of Information request with regard to the recent deposit (dated January 10th) under the Highways Act 1980 & section 15(A) 1 of the Commons Act 2006 which claims that the County Council owns the land surrounding Shire Hall including the Motte & civil war earthworks, and that no ways over the land have been dedicated as highways, and that Cambridgeshire County Council claiming to be the rightful owners want to bring an end to any period during which persons may have indulged as a right in lawful sports & pastimes in the shire grounds. The document is online here.
1. The request is to have copies of documentation that lays legal claim by the County Council to the ownership of the land to which the document refers.
2. The request is to have copies of all documents,minutes or e-mails relating to this deposit including any instructions by councillors to bring an end to the right to indulge in lawful sports & pastimes in the shire grounds.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Lythgoe

FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Paul

Re: Freedom of Information Request 1014158

Your request will be dealt with in line with the Freedom of Information Act and its regulations. In accordance with the Act, the Council aims to respond to all requests within 20 working days; ie by 11th March.

Should we require further information, clarification or a fee in order to fulfil your request we will contact you again. Please quote the reference number above in all future correspondence concerning this request.

Yours sincerely,

Business Intelligence Team – Information and Records
Tel. 01223 743881, Email: [Cambridgeshire County Council request email]
Box No. OCT1224, Cambridgeshire County Council, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0AP

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FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

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Dear Paul


Re: Freedom of Information Request ref: FOI_1014158


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