Image Of Latest Obstruction Courtesty Of GLASS.

Senghenydd Byway Eglwys To Penyrheol Blocked By Farmer … Again

The Senghenydd Byway ( 51.601759 3.29004 ) Eglwys To Penyrheol is currently blocked by the land owner in that area. This greenlane is constantly being obstructed by the local farmer despite the lane being legally open.

Five feet high by twelve feet long piles of rubble have been dumped along the Byway near Senghenydd in South Wales which is not subject to any TROs or PTROs according to both RCT and Caerphilly council RoW offices.

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The Byway suffering constant obstruction from the local farmer.

This is one of many times this farmer has illegally obstructed the highway, we reported on the last obstructions in the middle of January.  Bonkas 4×4 voluntarily cleared the piles of dung that had been dumped along various sections of the byway and gateways.

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Farmer caught in the act, obstructing a byway.

Over the years the farmer in question has been blocking gateways which are on the byway preventing any access to the lanes. The farmer will not listen to reason and according to Bonkas4x4 the farmer attacked one of the club members vehicles with a baseball bat.

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Bonkas 4×4 cleared previous obstructions over the new year.

We advise anyone looking to use this byway to use extreme caution as the farmer has been confrontational at times.

GLASS issued the following advise to anyone considering traveling along the byway:  “Please make sure you are not alone and at the least have a journey camera and phone to record any incidents – This footage could be very important to the police and authorities. Registrations numbers and faces are important to secure prosecutions.”

These are some of the responses to the article we did in January about this farmer obstructing the Senghenydd Byway:

Gareth Smallman:

The lane above energlyn has had similiar issues with big holes being duck to prevent access i reported that to the council and they said they would investigate who had done it.”

Jay Kynch:

“If this is the same person, he is joint owner of the common – it was sold over a year ago. The owner should uphold the public rights to walk and ride on the common, and access to footpaths and byways, and the rights should be enforced preferably by the councils – Caerphilly or RCT. It is not legal to be digging up the common or doing any works without permission under the Commons Act. That should be enforced. Thanks to 4×4 drivers for getting the byways clear. I’m RCT Open Spaces Society rep and we want to see the common properly managed for commoners and public – it’s poisonous up there.”

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Farmer digging up old roman road with a swing shovel.

As well as causing criminal damage to the byways the farmer has taken a a metal tracked swing shovel (from the photos looks to be about 20 ton) down an old Roman road above penyrheol and started digging it up. When confronted about his actions he stated that he was widening the lane for access to his farm, he remained adamant that he was within his rights.



The Boat Inn

Grandmother Dies Whilst Defrosting Her Land Rover Defender

Grandmother crushed to death while defrosting her Land Rover Defender

Grandmother, Susan Gould aged 55, tragically died whilst attempting to defrost her Land Rover Defender. Mrs Gould opened the driver’s door of the Land Rover and turned the ignition, she did not realise that the vehicle was in gear, it was revealed at an inquest on Monday, April 10.

During a Police investigation it was discovered that the heater was in the on position and air that the vents where set pointing towards the windows. When the Land Rover Defender was mistakenly started in gear it caused the vehicle to travel around 11 metres across the Boat Inn car park where it was parked overnight in Hayton, near Retford, on November 29, last year.

Despite the efforts of ambulance staff and a fire crew, Mrs Gould was trapped under the rear wheel of the vehicle and could not be saved. Injuries to the chest caused Mrs Gould to become unconscious almost immediately according to the Pathologist reports.

CCTV in the pub car park showed Mrs Gould walking over to her Defender, opening the drivers door and leaning in, a short while later the vehicle can be seen moving forward and trapping the Grandmother under the rear wheel.

PC Abbott, attended the scene and at court revealed that on the morning of the incident everything was covered with frost.  The tarmac in the pub car park was frosty and likewise so was the entire vehicle.

The Defender had been in third gear due to the fact it had a faulty handbrake, this coupled with the fact that the engine will work harder on a cold morning means the vehicle was able to propel itself forwards.

It was revealed that Mrs Gould was making the school run for her pregnant daughter, who gave birth the day after the tragedy.

The coroner, Mairin Casey stated that Mrs Gould who lived in Sutton-cum-Lound, near Retford died as a result of a tragic accident.

Land Rover Stolen By Cheeky Man

Land Rover stolen by ‘Cheeky’ Thief in Rednal Hill Lane Rubery

Police are searching for a man described as having ‘pronounced cheekbones’, who is suspected of stealing a Land Rover Freelander, without keys, from the owners driveway in Rubery during the early hours of Thursday morning.

The black Land Rover, number plate BK11YJN, was parked on a drive in Rednal Hill Lane when it was taken at around 4.30am on Thursday, April 6.

The Land Rover may have been left unlocked as it was stolen without the use of keys.

West Mercia Police are now looking for a white male, aged in his mid 20s, in connection with the crime.

He is described as having a slim build with light brown short hair and pronounced cheekbones.

He is thought to have been wearing dark blue tracksuit trousers with a hoodie or jacket of a similar colour.

Anyone with information relating to the theft is urged to contact the Hagley and Rubery Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101, quoting incident number 0065s.