Muddy-watergate prompts protest in Notts village

Protesters have vowed to come out in demonstration against lorries trailing mud through their Ashfield village

Thursday, 1st December 2016, 12:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 4:27 pm
'Mudgate continues' says a councillor as trucks continue to traipse dirt through Huthwaite.

Residents in Huthwaite thought they had won a battle to clean up their town after a fortnight of misery caused by lorries trawling mud through the streets, spraying dirt on houses, cars and causing some slip in the road.

The mud is caused by a convoy of trucks carrying material onto Brierley Forest Golf Club, and after petitioning by local councillors for the gold club to employ a wheel washer, councillor Lee Anderson says no such washer has been installed, and the 'mudgate' has continued.

He is now rallying residents to join a protest outside the gold curse to block the lorries in their path.

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Coun Anderson said: "Enough is enough. We said we would wait and see if the club put in the wheel washers and we gave them a chance, but nothing has changed.

"It turns out there is no wheel wash there at all so now it is the time for action. I will be organising a residents demo for the coming week."

The owner of Brierley Forest Gold Club has been approached for comment but is yet to respond.