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New 2m height barrier at Jeskyns car park entrance.

The local area has recently seen a significant increase in the number of fly-tipping and illegal encampment incidents.

A recent fly-tipping incident on a nearby Forestry Commission site cost  £8,000 to clear and a subsequent illegal encampment on another site in excess of £15,000.  In addition to monetary costs, the staff time spent dealing with such incidents is considerable.

Jeskyns has not yet been victim to any large fly-tipping incidents or illegal encampment but the Forestry Commission considers that the threat is high enough to necessitate further control measures and it has been shown that one of the biggest deterrents to these types of crime is the presence of a vehicle height restriction.

Therefore, from Saturday 29th August 2015, a 2m height restriction will come into force at Jeskyns car park entrance.

The height barrier will be secured with a combination code padlock and during café opening hours (9:30 - 3:30) legitimate visitors with over height vehicles will be provided access by telephoning 07939 379789.

Unfortunately, outside of the café opening times,  we will not be able to guarantee car park access for visitors with over height vehicles.  We do appreciate that this will cause considerable  inconvenience for a small minority of our visitors and offer our sincere apologies.  Unfortunately the high risks and costs associated with the crimes of fly tipping and illegal encampment present us with no other choice and we hope that you will understand our reasoning.

If you are a Discovery Pass holder with an over height vehicle and no longer feel able to make full use of it, then we will of course be happy to issue you with a full refund.  Please contact 03000 680400.

As always, we continue to ask that visitors avoid parking on verges and lay by's outside of the site boundary as this causes congestion and creates hazards to other road users. 

Thank you.   25th August 2015

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