Woman upset after being told she can’t break into neighbour’s garden

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We all love a good walk these days (Pictures: Getty Images)

Whether it’s soft-hiking or a hot girl walk, it seems we all love getting our steps in.

But one woman took her love for a good stroll a little too far, when she ended up breaking into her neighbour’s private property.

The keen walker had been taking the same path for about six months through some fields in her village which she had assumed were public access – but when she realised this was not the case, it didn’t hold her back.

Taking to Mumsnet, she said: ‘I assumed the fields were public access as they had stiles in the fences. I’ve been doing this walk now daily for six months.

‘On Monday I discovered [the stile] had been replaced with a full fence. I assumed it had been done as a repair or whatever so climbed over the fence and carried on with my walk as normal.

‘Tuesday I arrived at the same fence and found a sign stuck there (handmade) saying “private property”.

‘I didn’t believe this to be the case… I climbed over the fence, carried on with my walk.’

The poster explains that she spoke to some of her neighbours, who told her the field in question was private, but they weren’t ‘100% sure.’

So the next day, she threw caution to the wind once more.

‘Yesterday I went to do my walk as normal,’ she explained. ‘Once over the fence a woman started shouting at me… and wanted to know why I was “trampling” over private property.

‘She shouted, “there’s a sign right there telling you it’s private,” so I said “a sign that looks like it was scribbled by a child, it’s not official”.’

‘She went mad and said

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Parents forced to remove fence that protects autistic daughter | UK News

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The family have been given until February to knock the massive fence down (Picture: Iliffe Media/ SWNS)

A mum and dad are angry after they were ordered by the local council to tear down their garden fence built to keep their autistic daughter safe.

Cliff and Dawn Baker, from Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, got permission from their landlord to put up the fence 18 months ago after their daughter TJ White, 10, kept escaping and running into the road.

TJ has autism, learning difficulties and is one of only two people in the world with a rare chromosome depletion, which leaves her behaviour hard to predict.

Cliff and Dawn say they have a pediatrician’s letter and medical records that proved the need for the fence for the youngster’s own safety.

But planning officers have told them the £1,000 fence is a road safety hazard but when this was proved not to be the case the council said it was a ‘street scene’ issue.

The £400 appeal was rejected by Newark and Sherwood District Council.

They’ve now been told to reduce the fence to one metre or erect a hedge but the parents say TJ will be able to escape.

Cliff and Dawn say they have been threatened with court action if they refuse and have been given a February deadline.

Cliff and Dawn Baker with daughter TJ, 10, of Edwinstowe, standing with their fence that the council has ordered to be romoved. See SWNS story SWLSfence. Parents have been ordered to remove a garden fence, which they claim helps keep their autistic daughter safe. Cliff Baker got permission from his landlord to put a 6ft fence in his garden in Edwinstowe 18 months ago, but did not realise he also needed planning approval from Newark and Sherwood District Council. He claims it is there to keep safe his ten-year-old daughter, TJ White, who has autism and is one of the only two people in the world with a rare chromosome depletion.

TJ’s autism means she tries to escape the family home and runs out into the road (Picture: Iliffe Media/ SWNS)

Cliff, 43, who is a full-time carer with his wife, said: ‘We’re just at our wits end. They won’t let us keep our child safe, it is just painful.

‘It’s ridiculous – we could end up with a criminal record just for trying to keep our daughter safe.

‘Her wellbeing comes first and we just can’t understand why there has been no

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