It was a case well made by the Motor Sports Association, short of questioning whether such road repairs are tendered for, or done in-house, regarding the hike in fees by Natural Resources Wales. Also whether the cost includes those roads churned up by logging, which invariably end up on our routes.
But more pointedly, get serious and take the whole case direct to the Welsh Assembly, over the heads of National Resources Wales, before getting bogged down in meaningless negotiations. Tough words, but if one arm of government chooses to act unilaterally, without comprehensive dialogue with their masters, our future, and their future in Wales is in real peril.
Bottom line, of all the pastimes that rightfully enjoy access to this public land, rallying is the only one to be hit with punitive charges, yet it is the very one that, as an industry, generates extraordinary wealth and prestige for what is, in European Union terms, a significantly deprived region. Jeff Ledger Via email
MN, May 4