As some of will know, Redmile has two 'by-ways open to all traffic'; one which runs from the top of Church Lane to Long Lane, and another which runs from the end of Easthorpe Lane.
Before the lockdowns, (and, indeed, just before Christmas), these by-ways were frequently used by 'scrambler' motor bikes and four wheel drive vehicles, the latter late at night or very early morning, as off-road entertainment.
The results of these activities (apart from local residents being woken up at night) have been muddy roads, mud-splattered cars and the by-ways themselves being rendered largely unusable by horse riders and pedestrians because of the deep (2-3 feet in some places) ruts in the grass and mud.
Gates have been left open, potentially allowing the escape of animals, and the 4 wheel drive vehicles have also been seen driving in the fields adjacent to the by-ways.
We have recently had a visit form Melton Borough Council's Anti-social Behaviour Officer and the local police to look into this issue, but without knowing who is responsible, there is little that can be done. Use of the by-ways is not illegal, but the deliberate damage to them might be, as is the anti-social behaviour.
So, we're asking all residents to report any such incidents to the local police (making sure to get an incident number) and, if possible, note the registration numbers and take photos of the offending vehicles.
Posted: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 13:35 by Michele Parker