Holmfirth Byway 182 – Repaired. Thank You Kirklees

Holme Moss Byway
Completed works on Byway 182

Delighted to report that Holmfirth Byway 182 at the foot of Holme Moss has had substantial surface repairs and drainage works. It looks a good quality job which will benefit a wide range of users and not least the humble pedestrian. Thank you to the Kirklees frontline staff involved in this 🙂

Most of the damage to this byway has been caused by off road vehicles which inflicted deep ruts and craters on the surface and destroyed the drainage in the usual manner. Much damage has and is being done by these vehicles to adjacent land,all within the Peak District National Park. See photos at the foot of this piece.

Byway 182 is less than a mile away from the foot of the Ramsden Road Byway. It is interesting to compare and contrast how they have been dealt with. Ramsden Road is a 20 year saga of failure from Kirklees. There have been petitions for banning vehicles, reports to committee, aborted Traffic Regulation Orders,weak management, failed works,public meetings,interference from councillors supporting the motor vehicle lobby, £30k spent in the past 2 years (which has achieved very little) and laterly the formation of a friends group.

In contrast Byway 182 was reported as being out of repair less than 2 years ago. It has now been repaired to a good standard without any fuss.

I know which approach I prefer.

HOL 182 Surface
Typical condition of Holmfirth Byway 182 when reported as out of repair in November 2018.
Holme Moss Byway-2
Ongoing 4×4 damage to adjacent land
Holme Moss Byway-5
Ongoing 4×4 damage to adjacent land.Yellow sign warns against driving on this land.