Background to application by Carr Green and Crowtrees Community Action Group to register the route from Crowtrees Lane to Jumble Dyke as a Right of Way.
In July 2007 this area was highlighted to our group as an ‘eyesore’ and so some of our group along with a number of neighbours living close to the Crowtrees Lane to Jumble Dyke route joined with council employees to clear the area which had become very overgrown. The group then held a tidy up in 2009 and again at the end of 2011.
Around September 2011 access to Raw Hill became partially blocked by a resident and raised at a meeting. By the December meeting this had been identified as a private legal matter for the residents of Raw Hill only. However, concerns remained as to whether the well-used Crowtrees Lane to Jumble Dyke steps could also be restricted or blocked off. Residents at that meeting in 2011 agreed that it was important that this route should remain accessible for everyone, especially local schoolchildren, as it is a safer route than crossing at the Top O’ Town.
After making enquiries it transpired that it was not officially recorded as a Right of Way. The group then took steps to obtain witness statements and filed an application in October 2012 with Calderdale Council in order to register this as a Right of Way. Whilst applications can take a substantial amount of time the CCCAG application has now been given higher priority by the Council due to the recent events where the access has been blocked off.
‘Carr Green & Crowtrees Community Action Group Awarded Funds from Rastrick Big Local’
Project: Improved pathway between Chapel Croft & Carr Green £1500
Residents have directly raised the issue at the meeting as they use the footpath
to access Rastrick Cemetery and like that they don’t have to walk alongside the busy main road.
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