|Quoting JetTrader (Reply 11):|
Could you please confirm that location is accessed from lay-by on A453 across the fields and also please outline on what terms you stood your ground. I'd like to try that spot myself if you can give me sufficient ammo to deflect any "please move on" directives.
It might well be airport property and they can ASK you to move, but not make you. There is a public footpath that passes nearby and NOTHING to indicate that the land nearby is anything other than open land, no fences, no signs, nothing. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act fits, you can go there !
The Police were called last time and I was threatened with arrest. I told the Police that if they thought they could arrest me, to get on with it and I would sue later..... and I would have. The (young) PC
checked with his Sergeant and came and told me a few minutes later that I was right (which as a Sergeant myself for nearly 20 years I knew anyway)
The Police can arrest you on the airport (ie the other side of the fence) but not simply because you are on airport property.
The only way the airport could prevent you going there would be to take out a County Court injunction and they would also have to prove damage or substantial nuisance. They couldn't. I would not give my details to the airport authorities though I did to the Police but told them that they could not give my details to the airport authorities. The Police would commit an offence if they did now.
I go there when the mood takes me and will continue to do so. If you want to go and are worried, let me know and I'll try and join you as moral support. You will probably not get hassle and some of the security stop for a chat, with just a couple objecting, often after you have been there for ages.