goverment e petition
e petition at government website to ban motorised vehicles in national parks ---sorry can t do links-----regards lr
So there is a petition to stop vehicles driving on the highway??? what a load of tosh.
Jog on, bud.
Funny thing I've never heard one person complaining thatr actually lived in these areas.
More meddling jobsworths.
It's nannying like this that was one of the reasons i'd had enough of England and moved.
How about an e-petition to give the police greater powers against irresponsible off-roading instead? Or mountain-bikes on footpaths? Or PWCs on lakes where they shouldn't be? Or bikes/cars with illegally loud exhausts?
A bit more positive policing, and less discrimanatory perhaps?
PapaLazarou wrote (see)
How about an e-petition to give the police greater powers against irresponsible off-roading instead? Or mountain-bikes on footpaths? Or PWCs on lakes where they shouldn't be? Or chavs on bikes/in cars with illegally loud exhausts?A bit more positive policing, and less discrimanatory perhaps?
How about an e-petition to give the police greater powers against irresponsible off-roading instead? Or mountain-bikes on footpaths? Or PWCs on lakes where they shouldn't be? Or chavs on bikes/in cars with illegally loud exhausts?
Litter louts, dogging sites, poachers... the list is endles, all are illegal and do far more harm.
link here thanks Lentenrose.
'Responsible department: Department for Transport - To stop all Off-Roading by motorised vehicles in all of our National Parks to prevent environmental damage, disturbance of wildlife, and destruction of ancient Green Lanes in our countryside, which is an escape from the noise and bustle of our towns and cities. We have little enough unspoilt country left without allowing wanton damage to our beautiful countryside.'
" ... stop all Off-Roading by motorised vehicles in all of our National Parks ..."
Yeah? All motorised vehicles in all areas of NPs?
What about farmers and shepherds? What about wardens and maintenance teams? Gamekeepers? Emergency service vehicles? Electricity and water supply repair vehicles? That's before you even start thinking about a definition (a legally watertight one) of "off-roading".
I'm generally hostile to 4x4 and motorbikes - the fewer I see when I'm away from tarmac the better I like it. But I certainly wouldn't sign a petition as knee-jerk, nimbyist, illiberal, non-consensual, ill-thought-out and emotively worded as that.
Fisherman's Friend wrote (see)
<yawns with boredom at the broad sweeping generalisations>
Wot FF said
I read about this campaign in the Winter edition of the Rambler's Association of walk magazine. Hmm!
I then turned to page 37 of the same magazine which tells the story of a walking party in Dartmoor National Park and a member of the party becomes ill. After overcoming the Ambulance Services difficulties in accepting an OS Grid reference, an ambulance was despatched, only to find the casualty was out of reach of the ambulance. .
But lo' behold, "but fortunately a kind and capable man with a well-equipped 4x4 stepped in to drive them up the rough track to meet us. (Presumably a BOAT or UCR[my words]) He later evacuated Mary, together with her husband and the ambulance crew,...."
Funny isn't it, how the spawn of Satan can take on many guises - a 4x4 driver drove over rough track in a National Park and is praised by the walkers. Oh well,, if the RA and the petitioners get their way, it won't happen again, and poor old Mary would still be stuck at Norsworthy Bridge.
Errrrr MT8 - as much as I support what you are saying....... Norsworthy Bridge is on a road .... A regular one.
There is no off road access on Dartmoor Commons - already banned with the Dartmoor Commons Act However - there never were any green lanes across the moor anyway So no loss there
Second thoughts.... just look at the erosion caused by this lot:
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