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Public Lands Commission Seeks Help to Recover Missing Public Beach Access Signs

Government 19 Jan, 2023 Follow News

Missing Public Beach Access Sign (Barkers 46)

Missing Public Beach Access Sign (Barkers 48)

The Public Lands Commission (PLC) is requesting the assistance of the public to identify and recover two Public Beach Access signs that were removed without authorization, from two Registered Public Access locations in West Bay. Anyone with information about the missing signs is asked to contact the Public Lands Inspectorate by phone at (345) 946-7110 or by emailing plcinspectorate@gov.ky or plc@gov.ky

One of the missing Public Beach Access signs was removed from Barkers National Park (Barkers 48) on Block 8A Parcel 7. The other missing Public Beach Access sign was removed from Conch Point Road, next to the horse stables, (Barkers 46), on Block 8A Parcel 76.

The Chief Inspector of the PLC, Winsome Prendergast advises, “The unlawful removal of these Public Beach access signs is very unfortunate as these signs are only meant to best serve our public. I want to remind the public that the theft or unlawful removal of public property is an offence under the Penal Code, and persons found in possession of Public Access Signs without a lawful excuse will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.  However, if the signs are recovered they can be delivered to the RPCU section at the Public Works compound, located at 370 North Sound Road at the RPCU section, or delivered to the PLC office at Unit A7, Crown Square, 71 Eastern Avenue.”

The Public Lands Commission was established in 2017 by the Public Lands Act (2017). The mandate of the PLC includes the regulation of the use and enjoyment of public land and the protection of the right of access of public land. This includes registered and unregistered public rights of way to the beach/shoreline and enforcement of public rights of way over private land.

For more information on the PLC and its mandate, visit www.gov.ky/plc

 


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