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The Thin Green Line

- New signs go up on access gates

Tim Russell

Posted by Tim Russell on 15 January 2013

The Thin Green Line Volunteer Rangers are a vital element in assisting AONB rangers with visitor management on the hills. Last week I went out with Voluntary Ranger Steve Bone putting wooden signs up on the access gates to the northern common.

These new signs are worded - Quantock Common/SSSI - No Unauthorised Vehicles, hopefully making the point quite simply.  We have recently had some success (working with Police) on prosecutions for illegal driving on the common/SSSI.  These signs will reinforce our determination in dealing with damaging and illegal vehicle us of the commons and public rights of way.

If you discover illegal use please pass on details to the AONB Office and we can act on the information.

Steve and I also checked up on some fly-tipping on the coast, again this is an issue that we are keen to deal with as soon as we are made aware of it, so pleas let the office know of any fly-tipping you come across in the AONB.

The AONB Service are interviewing potential new Volunteer Rangers this week, so hopefully we will have some new help out on the hills in the very near future.  if you are interested in volunteering in the AONB please get in contact.


The photo shows Volunteer Ranger Steve Bone



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