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Old 18-10-2018, 15:48   #1
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Mill Hill picnic site permanently closed?

I'd mentioned on here previously about the fly-tipping problem at the site. On the 9th Oct' the Telegraph reported that cleanup was underway: https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.u...azardous-waste

Today I took a drive over for a stroll in Hapton woods, the bollards had been moved aside at the Hapton end of Mill Hiil Lane but when I got to the car park it was sealed off. It looks permanent to me. The height barrier rails have been removed, large boulders placed at the entrance, and appears to have been lanscaped(ish).

Have we lost another public amenity because the Council won't tackle fly-tipping? For people like myself with restricted mobility this was one of the few local spots left with adjacent parking where you could take a gentle walk in the woods, away from the hurly-burly. There's now nowhere to park on Mill Hill Lane, its effectively off limits if you can't walk to it from Huncoat or Hapton Rd.
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Old 05-11-2018, 17:35   #2
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Re: Mill Hill picnic site permanently closed?

And they've built a industrial estate all over the fields either side of the rabbit run (from Huncoat to Altham)
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Old 05-11-2018, 20:07   #3
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Re: Mill Hill picnic site permanently closed?

Yes, I noticed the car park was closed too, there's a picture on the Hapton Parish website with the following text:

Mill Hill picnic site now neatly filled in. Just need the signs taking away

Noticeboard - Hapton Parish Council

So it's looking like it's permanent...
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Old 05-11-2018, 23:54   #4
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Re: Mill Hill picnic site permanently closed?

From the Hapton PC minutes it seems its intended closure was known in July. I can't find any info' searching the Burnley BC decisions/officer decisions, will this fall under County Council?
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:27   #5
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Re: Mill Hill picnic site permanently closed?

Do they have any "dogging" round there?
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Old 10-11-2018, 13:09   #6
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Re: Mill Hill picnic site permanently closed?

Not noticed any weirdo's kestrel, just other walkers and families (daytime anyhow).

I've sifted through the relevant BBC/LCC online meeting minutes, I can find no mention of proposals or decisions regarding the site. Can anyone tell me the best way to find out who made the decision??

On a side note its just been announced that LCC is closing some recycling sites for 2 days a week. Whinney Hill is having its opening hours cut back. That's really going to help with fly tipping!
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