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GLASS is the National User Group for those who enjoy using the Country’s network of ancient unsurfaced public roads and vehicular rights of way. We are a not for profit association dedicated to driving, protecting and researching our unique heritage of unsurfaced public highways. We promote legal and responsible driving as a way of enjoying the countryside and campaign against irresponsible use.

 Glass offers its members access to information and advice, a quarterly magazine and full access to our comprehensive on-line database of rights of way in Great Britain. We also have a network of local representatives who hold regular meetings and can offer local knowledge to our members.

 


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

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MEMBERSHIP SERVICES TEL. NO:  0115 8752885
 

 

GLASS currently has over 1,000 direct members covering most parts of England, Scotland and Wales , with a few elsewhere. Our size is growing steadily. In addition, nearly 40 4x4 and other clubs are affiliated to GLASS bringing our total representation to around 30,000 people.

You can now renew your membership or join GLASS at the GLASS Online Store 

Last Updated ( Friday, 15 February 2013 )
 
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