A very muddy Pimlico Way in Alkham Photo: Alkham Newsletter

By Brian Wimsett

Despite the byway being closed off to road vehicles, 4x4s are still using Pimlico Way in Alkham near Dover, and have made it almost impassable for walkers and very difficult for horse riders according to reports.

Local resident, Bev Hubbard has asked the Kent Police Rural Task Force if it is possible to have a visible police presence on occasions to try and stop further damage to the byway by what she describes as this ‘blatant illegal use of 4x4s on the byways.

It is reported that one of the 4x4s came down Pimlico Way at the Slip Lane end and continued up the byway on the opposite side. The adjoining house owner tried to speak to one of the drivers but was knocked over and suffered bruising; the vehicles registration number was taken, and the police have been informed.

Trail bikes can use Pimlico Way but groups of more than 12 riders require police approval. It’s claimed that at least 26 trail bikes came down the byway recently and were told of the rule as they passed by, but ‘an earthy response was received.’

A number of residents feel that the byway requires urgent closure.

Story originally published by The Alkham Newsletter

By Ed

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