3rd December 2007 – Gates Installed to Deter Illegal Access

After over two years of campaigning, BWAG has succeeded in restricting access to Bredhurst Hurst. Only permit holders and landowners are now allowed to use the byway. Gates have been installed at both the Bredhurst and Detling ends of the byway, which will hopefully deter illegal access to off-road vehicles and fly tippers. Legitimate (taxed, insured and road legal) off-road vehicles may apply to KCC for a permit to enter the area. They must agree to keep to the byway and must not stray onto private land, footpaths or bridlepaths or their permit will be withdrawn. CCTV has been installed and the Police are patrolling the area daily. They will confiscate any vehicles without a valid permit.

We hope that Bredhurst Hurst can now be enjoyed by all – walkers, horse riders and responsible off-road drivers.

Any sightings of vehicles straying from the byway should be reported immediately to the Police on 01622 690055.