GLASS LEGAL / TRO Fighting Fund Appeal
GLASS is appealing to both members and non-members to make donations to the above Fighting Fund. The Fund is in support of any legal action that we may need to take against any threats to our continued use of Unsurfaced Rights of Way (Green Lanes) in the UK.
The recent decision in a Magistrate Court resulted in £20,000 costs being awarded against the person bringing the action which if upheld would bring to an end any member of the public's ability to bring Councils to book over lanes that have fallen into disrepair. Whilst a Magistrate Court does not set precedence the fear of £20,000 costs would leave Councils with a free hand.
Due to this decision alone many Order Making Authorities may rethink their strategies with regard to Motor Vehicles in the Countryside. We will continue to contest any further unreasonable TROs proposed elsewhere as well as misuse of the TRO process.
GLASS TRO Fighting Fund donation page on the GLASS Shop
All money donated will go to fighting this case, in the event that we raise more money than needed the surplus will be held separately and will only be used for future legal actions taken in the support of laning.
For more information visit this page
An update as of 25/02/2013 is available here
Update as of 20/03/2013 is available here
Update as of 23/03/2013 is available here