I am Chairman of our local Community Hall, which is relatively new and is situated down a small lane and next to a 900 year old Church. The lane leads to two farms and a number of houses. A "newcomer" has bought what was the farmhouse and the land around the Hall and the lane. Before the Hall was built car parking has always been around the Church and along the lane. The Hall has a small car park but not large enough to accommodate larger events at both the Hall and the Church at the same time. The new owner has informed us that he does not want any parking on the verges or around the Church as he owns the land and the road is only an Adopted road. This we have discovered is true and only the width of the hard surface is the Highway that is owned and managed by the County Council. Before the Hall was built some 10 years ago people had always parked along the Lane and around the Church, the previous owners had always permitted this and never raised any concerns. Does anyone have any experience of whether we can obtain any legal right through existing use over the last 150 years at least and a number of locals who can go back over 60 years who have parked on the Verges. The new owner cannot be negotiated with as we have already tried. Obviously we cannot afford to throw lots of money at Lawyers on this, but the viability of the Hall and the Church will be severely compromised by the action of this person.