We Need Your Help To Avoid Path Closure

Dear Sandgate Society Members and all Sandgate residents,

We need your help please – evidence is needed to avoid an important path closure.

There is a path known as Sandy Lane, which goes from the bottom of Hospital Hill up to the Military cemetery. There is also a path through the woods, from the top of Hospital Hill to the Military cemetery, this is the path we want to claim. The land is now owned by Taylor Wimpey.

The Sandgate Society are in the process of claiming this path to avoid closure but we need 40 witness statements.  Locals have used it for many years but it’s not a public right of way.

The evidence needs to start at least 20 years before the date of claim of 2022, but can also be joined up, ie : someone using the path 30 years ago, stopping, someone else using it 15 years ago is fine.

It is, we feel, a Heritage Trail as it includes the Martello tower No.9, remains of WW1 trenches and WW2 pill boxes, a Victorian Firing Range, views of the Royal Military Canal, a mention of the Battery Wall (below, can’t be seen) the Redoubt and the Military Cemetery.

All information for witnesses is on the Sandgate Parish Council website, please follow this link. Please follow this link for full information:


and help us if you can.

The witness statements cannot be filled out on line, but can be printed free of charge at the Sandgate Library.

Thank you in advance for your help.

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