Residents have raised a number of concerns recently regarding the amount of vehicles and visitors using Nightingale Lane and accessing Nightingale Woods. These concerns include speeding, safety of pedestrians and horses and damage to the road and property.
Forestry England has confirmed that the car park there will not be locked due to government guidance that such locations are to remain open – they will put some additional signage up. Our police contacts have also confirmed that there is little they can enforce regarding ‘local’ use.
This matter was discussed in the public session of the Parish Council meeting held on 19th January. Unfortunately, despite understanding the concerns, the Parish Council has no powers to intervene in the situation. The Clerk has notified our ward councillors who have been asked to investigate any measures that might be taken.