Damage at Near Cliffe Woods, Conisbrough, Doncaster

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Posted: May 23, 2009 at 23:04 Quote
bsxracer wrote:
if near cliffe woods is an sssi area how come its not on the sssi website

http://www.sssi.naturalengland.org.uk/Special/sssi/searchresults.cfm?sssi_name=&frmcounty=1036

owned.lol

Posted: May 24, 2009 at 6:41 Quote
Muttley wrote:
Look, We had this exact same situation down south, what YOU RIDERS need to do is come up with a feasible plan, and present it to the landowners. its their land, and if its an SSSI, then your work is cut out for you, for sure, but its not the owners job to work it out, its yours. your all having a go at this police guy, but all he has done is come here and at least explain to you the situation! i think its disgraceful how youve treated him.

Thanks for the support. I've met a few of the above posters in person and have explained this to them.

Most of you at the woods this Sunday (24/05/09) will know that this is not a hoax and that there are genuine issues with the woods and there use.
Natural England,the Landowner and Police have visited the woods and have had a chat with those present.
As mentioned in the above quote it really is down to you the riders to come up with a plan to keep access to the woods. Other agencies will assist you, but cannot do it all for you.
Those I've met can see I'm not unsympathetic to the cause, and will help you in resolving the problems with future access.
For those taking issue with the OP (opening/original post) Please read it again, the issue is not people riding bikes through the woods, it's the people damaging the woodland habitat by creating new trails. That's the problem in a nutshell. It is unsustainable in these woods and it needed to stop. Initially through Police intervention, and long term through education. That's why the post was put out initially with further plans to speak to riders at the site this Sunday. The problem was explained by a rep from Natural England so you can see where they are coming from and what they are trying to protect.

The meeting was very positive and I can see that everone was enthusiastic about riding the woods and in trying to keep access. Self regulation may be the way forward to both prevent any further damage, and letting the already damaged woodland recover.
So over to you.......

Posted: May 24, 2009 at 6:43 Quote
Teejay05 wrote:
bsxracer wrote:
if near cliffe woods is an sssi area how come its not on the sssi website

http://www.sssi.naturalengland.org.uk/Special/sssi/searchresults.cfm?sssi_name=&frmcounty=1036

owned.lol

It is.
The site is Sprotbrough Gorge, area 10 on the map.

Posted: May 24, 2009 at 9:16 Quote
Yea sorry for that, I thought it was just a hoax. All sorted today and the future sounds good.

Big Grin

Posted: May 24, 2009 at 11:08 Quote
#Mr fish eats a big big slice of humble pie# sorry PC france Cry i won't be rude again (now we know your real Big Grin ) it was a good meeting Pimp

Posted: May 24, 2009 at 12:44 Quote
he still hasn't found me bike thoughCop

Posted: May 24, 2009 at 12:46 Quote
sorry for treating it like a hoax, it's because you didn't seem believeable.

Posted: May 25, 2009 at 10:50 Quote
beleive mr fish Razz hes helped my local spot out by giving us a kick up the arse and hes right you have to kiss a bit of arse before you get anything you want lol

Posted: Sep 17, 2010 at 13:08 Quote
Teejay05 wrote:
towers08 wrote:
dangggerboy wrote:
i have a good idea maybe you should spend more of your time finding the aholes that stole me bike and less time huging trees your worse than a bunch of hippies.

true dat!

iv had plenty of my bikes stolen and have had none of them back

I've had my race bike nicked...and although my local police where great when it happened(sent about 6 cars out looking) 2 months later, and nothing.

i had a pit bike, and 2 bikes stolen and on all occations the CSI came and fingerprinted my garage etc and found nothing. the police are wasting there time trying to kick us off of something that is keeping us off of the streets and causing vandalism on the streets, instead of sorting other serious crime like theft. i am only 16 but i ride at steatly most of the time and steatly is the place that got me into riding properly. all im getting at is that the SSSI on near cliffe woods is perthetic !!!!

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