THERE are some stories that are typical of the challenges facing the borough in the 21st century. The plan is to take the untamed lands near Belhus Close Lane that lead onto the Ham River and transform it into a country park. That is hardly news and has been in development for a number of years now.
Shell Brand and her friends are desperately worried about what will happen to their horses, which have been on the land for a number of years. They have agreements to stay and tend for their horses but many of the agreements appear to be in verbal form. This is one of these stories that has several strands from the past, the present and the future.
To begin with, let us hear Shell’s side of the story and take it from there.