Thanks to a local landowner, the community have been offered an agricultural field adjoining the Wrekin, with access immediately on to the hill.
Planning permission has been given for parking and a mobile cafe in one comer of the field, which would be well screened and landscaped, and have off road facilities for the disabled.
This would not only eliminate the need to park and open doors on the narrow roads: You would not have to walk on them either, making it safer for visitors, cyclists and emergency vehicles.
On attending Little Wenlock Parish Council meeting this month, I was horrified therefore that, apart from Steve Holding, the remaining members were opposing this project.
They also declared that double yellow lines should be on the roads, – hardly in keeping with the area – and one member even said: “We don’t want more people on the Wrekin.”
What nimbyism to snub such a generous offer that would solve the parking problem without turning people away!
The Wrekin forest and hill are not for them alone. They make me ashamed to be in their parish.