We first reported some great news that after a week or so of us contacting One Trafford, they replaced the barriers that was causing lots of issues for residents, work though has not been completed, and it has upset some people, who care greatly about Priory Woods.
Priory Woods is a gem of a place, somewhere away from it all, where you can take your dog for a walk with a nice backdrop, the air will be better, all users love this part of Sale, so it is important to all, that we look after these woods.
It has been reported to us because work has not been completed in the right places, motorbikes and other types of anti social behaviour is on the increase, even fly tipping has now started to become a problem.
A spokesman for the One Trafford Partnership said: “The partnership is committed to ensuring Trafford remains an attractive place to live, work and relax. The broken fencing and height barrier at Priory Woods have recently been repaired around the car park, and will help to deter would be fly-tippers.
“Fly-tipping is an ongoing issue and we are doing all we can to remove it as quickly as possible,fly-tipping or failing to make sure waste is disposed of properly is extremely irresponsible.
“It is frustrating for residents who value where they live and it costs the Council money to remove it; money which could be better used to help protect other essential services. That is why the Council will investigate and prosecute those responsible whenever evidence is available. Anyone who sees fly-tipping or broken fencing in our parks and green spaces can report it to us on 03330 035 865.
“The additional fencing works proposed at Priory Woods are not simply repairs and funds are fully committed in this financial year. Consideration will be given as part of the 2018/19 capital programme but this will have to be balanced with all priorities with careful consideration given to ensure funding is evenly distributed across the borough.
“We are also in discussions with the Countryside Partnership to identify what resources could be used to support the work at Priory Woods, this includes volunteer days; two of which have already taken place in recent months to improve the woods.
“We share our residents’ enthusiasm for our green spaces but are aware that Priory Woods is, on occasion, used by residents on motorised vehicles. Whilst the additional fencing may deter some, we would like to remind visitors that it is illegal to use a motorised vehicle on common land, moorland, Forestry Commission land or any land that does not form part of a road without authorisation. Anyone who witnesses a motorised vehicle on Priory Woods should contact the Police by calling 101.”