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Myth busters

Many green lanes show very little signs of use, contrary to the media image of convoys of 4x4 destroying the countryside. Sadly this has become popular belief, so much is the power of the press.

Myth busters

Many lanes can take sustained use of rercreational vehciular traffic. Even lanes with a soft surface can take a certain amount of traffic leaving very little evidence of their passing. With a change of attitude and co-operation, we can all co-exist without TROs.

Myth busters

Not all green lanes are tight and narrow. Many have widths of over 40 feet, much like the rest of the minor road network. Just because they escaped being covered in tarmacadem doesn’t make them any different.

Myth busters

Byways are for all classes of user. It is the highest class of right of way and recreational vehicular users should respect all other users. Restricted Byways are for all users except recreational vehicular users, but there are sometimes exceptions to this rule.

Myth busters

The definition of a Byway Open to All Traffic (BOAT) is a highway over which the public have a right of way for vehicular and all other kinds of traffic but which is used by the public mainly for the purposes for which footpaths and bridleways are used.

Myth busters

Many unsealed roads are actually surfaced. This one is a flint track, the flint coming from the surrounding fields. Each parish would have been responsible in the past for the upkeep of their roads. Many still more sustainable than their tarmac cousins.

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Did you used to green lane in the 80s or 90s or early 2000’s? Do you know anyone who did? If so please email our Magazine Editor via our contact page under GLASS Officers. Thanks.

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This Privacy Policy explains how we handle personally identifiable information that GLASS may collect when
you use the Association's services.
Our privacy policy covers all GLASS activities.

Website Access

You can access our website and the public part of the web forum without disclosing personal data. If you volunteer
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order maintain such extra access, but, you will have control of what information is publicly displayed about yourself.
Other users may collect or store any publicly displayed information.
Our website may use third party payment collection agencies, which may collect data in relation to making a payment
to GLASS. GLASS has no control over the data required or the processes of these agencies, nor does GLASS have
access to your payment information other than the amount you have paid to us.

Data Collection, Purpose and Use

  •  We collect the personal data that you provide while using our services or seeking to join the association.This information is stored in a secure database and used to administer the membership functions of the association.
  • We will not disclose your personal data to any other bodies or organisations unless the disclosure is required by law, with the exception of supplying a list of names and addresses to authorised distributors of GLASS publications
  • If we wanted to use your personal data for a new purpose, we will offer you the means to consent to, or decline, any such new use.
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Access to the personal data we may hold about you

You can ask, by writing to the address below or sending an e-mail to secretary@glass-uk.org , if we are keeping
personal data about you.
If we have any information about you, you may ask to see a copy of that information,
We will provide you with a readable copy of all the personal data which we keep about you, within 3-6 weeks, although
we will require proof of your identity before doing so.
We will provide the information without any charge if you are a member and do not require a hard copy of the data. If
you are not a member of GLASS or require a hard copy of the data held on you we may make a charge for providing
the information in the format you require.
If the information we hold is wrong or incomplete, you may have the data ; erased, rectified or amended as necessary.
We do allow you to challenge our decisions and will not refuse to provide you with a copy of your personal data.

Privacy Compliance

Our privacy policy is compliant with the following instruments:
EU Data Protection Law
UK Data Protection Law
UK Data Protection Registrar
The Green Lane Association Ltd is registered under the Data Protection Act. Registration Number PZ9046843 

Privacy Support

For further information regarding use of personal data by the association, or if you have any concerns please contact: Green Lane Association Ltd, Tudor House Mews, Westgate, Grantham Lincolnshire. NG31 6LU. 
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