Staffs-Worc Br35 access blocked

Message from member Steve Ridd

Staffs-Worcs Canal - Section 3.

To inform you that there is no longer any vehicular access to Gothersley Bridge (Bridge 35).

South Staffs Council have barriered each end of the lane (juctions with both Ashwood Lower Lane and Greensforge Lane). Closest access now is to park in a small lay-bye near the Greensforge Lane junction and take a 450 yard walk to the bridge.

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Further to above message

ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR, CRIME AND POLICING ACT 2014 SECTION 59 PUBLIC SPACE PROTECTION ORDER-GOTHERSLEY LOCK LANE, ASHWOOD, SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE

This Order is made by SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL

The Council is satisfied on reasonable grounds that the following activities have been carried out in the above public space (located within the Council’s area) and that they have had a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality:

Flytipping; light and noise nuisance from vehicles and people; possession and consumption of illegal drugs.

Restriction

The driving of any motor vehicle on Gothersely Lock Lane, Ashwood from a point south east of Smestow Brook through to its junction with Ashwood Lane as shown on the attached map. The restriction is to be enforced by the erection of gates the location of which are shown on the plan.

Exemptions

Police, Fire and Ambulance emergency services, statutory undertakers with equipment situated under, over, along or in the above public space, council officers and other persons authorised in writing by the Council for the purposes of carrying out works of repair or maintenance within the public space or adjoining premises shall be exempt from the provisions of this

Order.

Duration

This Order is to have effect for 3 years.

IT IS AN OFFENCE FOR ANY PERSON WITHOUT REASONABLE EXCUSE TO FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE ABOVE REQUIREMENT. A PERSON GUILTY OF SUCH AN OFFENCE IS LIABLE ON SUMMARY CONVICTION TO A FINE NOT EXCEEDING LEVEL 3 ON THE STANDARD SCALE"

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