Row over horse riders using area of land in Nailsworth
A ROW has broken out over horse riders using an area of grassland in Nailsworth.
Councillors agreed to install a chicane barrier to prevent horse riders from using a section of Shortwood Green at meeting of Nailsworth Town Council on Tuesday, September 17.
They said horses needed to be kept off the section of bank on the lower part of the green to enable the surface to regenerate.
Cllr Paul Carter said: “It is very unsightly.
“The horse riding fraternity is a minority and they are making the land impossible for other people to use.
“We need to prevent the destruction of this land.”
Cllr Norman Kay added: “We don’t allow people to drive their cars or ride their motorbikes on the land.
“It is common land for human beings and we don’t want people on horseback on that grass.”
Councillors agreed to install a chicane barrier at a cost of £120.
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