THE LAST TANK TRACK 1942 - 2017 heritage landscapes help to preserve and celebrate history

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Why didn't they ask us?

the soldiers are gone but the tank tracks remain

2002 - March 7

The Community Association raised their concerns in a letter to Teesdale District Council:  'By the time any public consultation is forthcoming we feel that the matter will be a foregone conclusion'. (191)

2002 - March 20

In response to these concerns of the Community Association, Teesdale District Council wrote: 'It was always the intention that the local community would be consulted .. but .. it would have been premature to do this before concrete proposals were on the table' (185)

2002 - April 17

The community services committee of Teesdale District Council approved the lease of Stainton Grove land to Durham County Council for a peppercorn.  Again, concerns were raised regarding the lack of consultation with residents. (186)

Click here to find out how the land was already leased before the council recommended refusal

2002 - April 30

All the footpaths in the district, including the footpath at Stainton Grove, are now open following the lifting of Foot and Mouth restrictions. (174)



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'There has not been any consultation with the people of Stainton Grove, which was promised by

Durham County Council' - a Teesdale District Councillor. (81) Darlington & Stockton Times, August 9 2002

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Our heritage is who we are today; we are the only ones who can protect it.

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The law locks up the man or woman,
Who steals the goose from off the common,
But leaves the greater villain loose,
Who steals the common from the goose.

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