On 3rd July 2006 I visited Troon in Ayrshire where my Mum still stays and where my friend’s family were visiting for a short holiday. I recently re-attended the site on 2nd September 2013 and found it as it was in 2006.
In 2006 we had decided to visit where I grew up which is Lady Margaret Drive in Fullarton in Troon. We walked from the car park at the play park where Fullarton House used to be through the woods to the end of Balcomie Crescent and around to what I thought was still a path from the end of Lady Margaret Drive back through the woods to the car park.
At the end of Lady Margaret Drive we discovered that the entrance was blocked by a metal fence and the path overgrown through lack of use. I was rather confused since the woodland behind the fence is a public space and the road in front of the fence is also a public space. We therefore had to retrace our steps by the much longer way which we had just come.
I discovered by calling South Ayrshire Council that the fence had not been erected by them and indeed had been placed there illegally by the owner of the adjacent property. Several steps in the past had been taken to have it removed but this had not been followed up recently as no complaints had been received about the lack of a ‘right of way’ at the place in the recent past.
I wish to make a complaint about this fence and ask what steps you intend to take to have it removed. I also wish to complain that although this fence has been erected there illegally you have time and time again ignored pleas to have something done about it.