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Bikers using nature reserve face £500 fines
3:54pm Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
COUNCIL leader Bill Dixon has pledged to enforce £500 fines for motorcyclists caught riding on a Darlington nature reserve.
Signs around the Maidendale Nature Reserve in Firthmoor state that motorists caught driving on the land could be fined up to £500, but it is unclear whether any of the off-road bikers caught there over the years have ever been asked to pay up.
In a recent crackdown, police issued warning notices to several motorcyclists at the reserve and Coun Dixon was asked at today’s (Wednesday, March 13) Eastbourne Pact meeting whether any of them were fined the £500 under the council’s own by-law.
Coun Dixon said he would find out, adding: “If the fines have not been happening; they soon will be."