On 20th January Somerset County Council served a HIGHWAYS ACT 1980, SECTION 130A (6)(a) notice on the charity PACT, and the Parish Council as landowner, to remove the gates that had been installed by PACT at the entrance to the Parkland from the NDR. The notice requires the removal of the gates, fencing and associated posts and fixings and to reinstate the surface of the public right of way and the structure fixing points to their former condition by no later than 5 pm on 31st March 2021. The PACT trustees have confirmed that they will comply with this notice.
The notice continues to state that the Parish Council must modify the chicane/barrier installed in Wares Lane by the application of high visibility reflective tape to the vertical faces of the extent of the cross and vertical members of the barriers that fall within the metalled width by no later than 5 pm on 31st March 2021. The Parish Council will comply with this instruction.