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Finally, after much chasing, have an update from the council on this issue:
Thank you for your correspondence dated 19th May 2015 and my receipt dated 14th July
2015 in connection with the above. I have attached a plan for reference of the location of
the barrier where you have requested the surrounding area to be improved.
The barrier gate off Forest Farm Road is for maintenance vehicle access and therefore
the area around the gate has become increasingly muddy and difficult to navigate due to
tree roots, mud and stone. From the recent inspection it has been assessed and included
as part of the programme for 2015/2016 to receive resurfacing treatment during this
On behalf of Highways, we apologise for the delayed response to your query and on this
occassion we are pleased to inform you we will be able to improve the surfacing around
the barrier for users.