I note with interest that someone appears to be listening down at Chasewater. Earlier in the month, I complained about the new anti-vehicle barrier erected on the dam road to prevent cars pulling down into the canal basin and Nine-Foot Lay-by.Whilst I support this barrier – it makes absolute sense, as anti-social behaviour was an issue here previously – I railed at the fact that the barrel-and-post improvisation had been made in such a way that it rendered passage by cyclists very difficult. Those not knowing of the barrier would be forced to go all the way back and use the dam path, potentially causing conflict with pedestrians.
Thankfully, someone with a hacksaw has spotted the problem and lopped the extended bar off, which is excellent. I’m not arrogant enough to think it was because of this blog, but it’s nice to see the rangers and powers that be listening to park users who ave been complaining about this bitterly.
I’m not sure if the other issue raised in that post has been sorted – the gravel repair the the trail on the north heath – but I hope so. I haven’t been that way for a week or so and it was just too wet to be slithering over the north heath last night.
To the people responsible for this sensible and considerate modification, I say thank you. It’s what was needed. Cheers.