Previously on PathWatch we reported on the hammering the lovely Cheesegate Nab Side was getting from 4×4’s
As ever our hapless council brushed off the genuine concerns of residents and non motorised users with a nonchalant “This track leading up through Cheese Gate Nab has been in this exact same condition for 20+ years and has caused little to no issue over that period. An answer it took 2 years to think up!
However some doughty public campaigners and a local councillor who was up for re election last May seem to have got the bureaucratic oil tanker to turn course.
PathWatch has been aware of a potential Temporary Closure of the route for some time and last week we received reports of concrete blocks and road closed signs been put in place 🙂
Although we’ve not had sight of the legal order closing the route it all looks very promising and shows the power of e mails and councillors up for re election.
The closure is made under the guise of needing to “carry out repairs” but Cheesegate Nab Side will likely never be subject to 4×4’s use ever again. The temporary closure can be extended almost indefinitely or be followed by a full TRO or a pound shop PSCO.
Whilst not the beginning of the end for 4×4’s in the valley it could well be the beginning of the beginning of the end as Mr Churchill might say.
Of course this all rather begs the question, why not do the same on Ramsden Road?
5 thoughts on “Cheesgate Nab Side Closed To 4×4’s.”
Why are you so intent on stopping 4×4 use and not helping to fix the damage if it frustrates you so much, Most 4x4s pay glass a yearly membership to keep up with maintenance on all uk lanes, not to mention it’s a part of highway anyway.
In a nutshell to protect unsealed highways and adjacent land for quiet enjoyment of the public and prevent nuisance and disturbance to residents and non motorised users.
Could you please link to the TRO, if it’s online. Just the reference number would do. Thanks.
The TRO has never been online and I’ve never been entirely convinced there actually is one. Kirklees have a unique way of doing business. The TRO page on the council website is https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/transport-roads-and-parking/traffic-regulation-orders.aspx
OK. If I find it I’ll let you know.