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Offline Helen

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State of the lane to Gobions from Moffats Lane
« on: September 28, 2010, 01:34:36 pm »
Hi, does anyone know who owns the lane down to Gobions? There's now more pothole than road & my husband has in the past taken the initiative & tried to patch them up himself. We did however see a notice in the car park earlier in the year stating that the road was going to be repaired in the summer so he has held off.

Needless to say, there has been no reparation work over the summer. Now, we're all for mucking in & helping the community but resurfacing an entire lane is rather beyond my husband's capabilities! So if anyone can tell me who we need to speak to then I'll be able to take the matter up with them.

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Re: State of the lane to Gobions from Moffats Lane
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2010, 07:31:01 pm »
its a real mess i agree

id get in touch with the council to see if the road is adopted by them.

Its probably private so would have a chat with owner before doing any work as essentially (and sadly) its not your land to be fixing etc...bp



 

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Re: State of the lane to Gobions from Moffats Lane
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2010, 09:02:26 pm »
Good point BrookyP - we didn't think of that! If nobody comes back on this post we'll contact the council.
 

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Re: State of the lane to Gobions from Moffats Lane
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2010, 10:34:26 pm »
I'm sure it's the responsibility of either the Parish Council, or the Herts & Mddx Widlife Trust (from the Gobions Woodland Trust). Bob Horrocks will know, so either IM him, or wait till he's next online here and he'll answer the question.
 

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Re: State of the lane to Gobions from Moffats Lane
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2010, 10:48:11 pm »
Thanks Mermaid, I'll see what he says. For some reason I've got it in my head that part of it is owned by one entity & part by another but that sounds crazy so I probably dreamt it!
 

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Re: State of the lane to Gobions from Moffats Lane
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2010, 04:13:46 pm »
This access lane is owned by Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust.  The parish council owns Gobions Open Space which includes the car park.  There is, or was, a problem regarding the exact boundary of the lane but I do not know if that has been resolved.

The parish council has contacted H&MWT about the poor surface and pointed them in the direction of grant funding to help with the cost.  No doubt it will come up again at this evening's parish council meeting.

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Re: State of the lane to Gobions from Moffats Lane
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2010, 07:59:02 pm »
Thanks Bob, that's really helpful. Perhaps you could let me know if anything is discussed this evening. We were under the impression that maintenance was definitely going to be done, after reading the notice  in Gobions. Presumably the boundary issue came up after the notice was put up.

Whoever it is, they really need to get a wriggle on before someone sprains an ankle or breaks their axle & wants to know who to sue!!  ;)
 

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