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Foot and mouth restrictions close our footpath

the soldiers are gone but the tank tracks remain

2001 - January 2

Durham County Council's  analysis of the Index of Multiple Deprivation identified Stainton Grove as being in one of the 3 neediest wards in Teesdale.  Over all, Stainton Grove was ranked within the top 10% to 20% most needy wards nationally. (22)

2001 - February 27

One week after the first Foot and Mouth case was comfirmed, the Government gave powers to county councils to close all rights of way in livestock areas.  It was 14 months before all the footpaths in the district, including Stainton Grove, were open again. (175)

2001 - March 7

It was decided that a proposed Durham County Council development would be sited on Teesdale District Council land at Stainton Grove.  This was supported in principle by the community services committee of Teesdale District Council.

Our footpath crosses this land. (78)

2001 - March 28

The proposal to site the development at Stainton Grove was endorsed by the full district council. (190)

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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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