I’ve been in contact with various people regarding the ponies, including our County Councillor.
Essentially, I’m not particularly bothered by the ponies being on the land at the crossroads, however I do draw the line at the fence being electrified, as that is dangerous.
The issue has been reported to the Health and Safety Executive but officers do not hold much hope that anything will be done by the HSE.
Surrey are unlikely to do anything as land owners and in any case the land is currently in the process of being sold to Woking Borough Council to enable the improvements to the crossroads and the housing development I’ve discussed in the past.
What is currently being proposed, and is something I support, is that a field within the Brookwood Farm area be licenced to enable Travellers to safely keep their ponies temporarily. This makes a lot of sense, as the land has traditionally had ponies grazing there, which is good for the environment, and it provides the borough with an area that illegally grazing horses elsewhere can be easily moved to.
Still leaves me frustrated that the law is not on the side of the law abiding resident, but unfortunately, we are where we are.