Wetton Hill – Staffordshire
The Peak District National Park Authority is proposing to make a traffic regulation order to permanently exclude mechanically propelled vehicles along Wetton Hill, a 1.4 km route in the Manifold Valley. The Trailwise ref. is SK0955-01. The route is prone to waterlogging in the winter, but is easily sustainable in dry conditions. GLASS are opposing a full-time TRO - we believe the evidence on this route does not justify a full Traffic Regulation Order, which would be disproportionate and illogical. GLASS would – in view of the specific circumstances of this route - be prepared to support a proportionate seasonal TRO during the wettest months of each year.
You can (and should) have your say by responding to the Peak District National Park Authority's consultation which is on their web site. You can respond directly using their online system by clicking the button at the bottom of the web page http://consult.peakdistrict.gov.uk/details.cfm?TROID=11 or you can write to Rights of Way at Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1AE.
Please make it clear that you are an INDIVIDUAL, and you are OBJECTING to the Authority's proposals for a full time TRO. Please encourage your local club members and green laners to do the same. GLASS have already responded as an organisation under the previous step in the consultation process, and will be reinforcing our case during this public stage. We have also offered to assist with maintenance to help prevent deterioration of the surface.
Representations must be received by the Authority by 5pm on Thursday 6 April 2018.
TrailWise has been updated.
Wiltshire, February 2018
Latest update - The works are now complete and the temporary TRO has been lifted.
From the MOD: Unfortunately due to unforeseen delays with the works we have had to apply for a further extension to the TTRO with the Council. I have been advised by the Project Manager that the works will be completed by Oct – Nov.
The current situation is that the exposed material required to reinforce the crossing point is still exposed making a temporary lifting of any TTRO impossible until the works at this point are completely finished and the route is safe. Apologies for any inconvenience caused to you and your members. Bulford 7 From the MOD: Unfortunately due to unforeseen delays with the works we have had to apply for a further extension to the TTRO with the Council. I have been advised by the Project Manager that the works will be completed by Oct – Nov. The current situation is that the exposed material required to reinforce the crossing point is still exposed making a temporary lifting of any TTRO impossible until the works at this point are completely finished and the route is safe. Apologies for any inconvenience caused to you and your members.
Ceredigion, February 2018
U1056 at Nant y Moch
The temporary TRO which was placed on U1056 at Nant y Moch, Ceredigion, has been lifted as repairs are now complete. Works were required as the road had deteriorated due to water ingress over the last few wet winters. TrailWise UID: SN7186-01, which will be updated in due course.
TrailWise has been updated.
Poultry Farms and Avian Influenza
1 February 2018
In case you had not yet been alerted, the government are now advising poultry farmers to follow the latest government advice in light of a recent outbreak of avian flu across Europe.
Keepers of poultry and other captive birds in Britain are now legally required to keep their birds indoors, or take appropriate steps to keep them separate from wild birds.
In the light of this, and unless absolutely necessary, please do not directly visit poultry farms until the prevention zone has been lifted. If it is essential for you to visit and are invited in by the farmer, please ensure you follow their strict advice in relation to bio security.
So our advice is to avoid any lanes that go near a poultry farm. Please spread the word. Thanks.
North Yorkshire, February 2018
Could we all avoid driving Deadmans Hill again please. Although the repairs to the climb have held strong, there is now water damage at the foot of the climb which is causing problems for motorists. The original repairs didn’t have grips put in, and the water is getting at it already. We have a plan going forward. Please watch this space or the Yorkshire Facebook page for further updates.
North Wales, February 2018
As you all know there has been VR on HV for some time. This is advertised online and has been signposted on numerous occasions. However undesirables keep removing the signs. GLASS contacted Snowdonia National Park Authority (SNPA) in November last year after reports of a broken down vehicle stuck on the route. GLASS officers spoke at length with SNPA PROW department who were looking to close (TTRO) the route for considerable time due to issues in the area the vehicle was stuck. GLASS stated it would not support any TTRO on the route unless a program of works was agreed. GLASS has offered man power, financial assistance, project planning assistance and improved signage for VR.
We have also been in contact with the Police regarding the abandoned vehicle. We look forward to a joint project with SNPA, the highway authority and GLASS.