To whom it may concern. It would appear that South East Local Authorities operate double standards regarding off road 4x4 vehicles. During the recent inclement weather, local authorities across the south East welcomed 4x4 owner drivers when esential medical staff and care workers needed to get to work in hospitals and to deliver hot meals to elderly and housebound people. Now that we are no longer needed in this capacity 4x4 drivers have once again become "persona non grata" to local councils., Dartford 4x4 off road site has been forced to close. This is apparently due to a legal technicality - however, this is our training and recreation area that we pay to use and accept and respect the local environment whilst doing so. The sensible course of action would have been to work WITH the owners of this site to resolve any issues while keeping it open. Instead, the site has been forced to close without thought for the impact this could have on byways,(that council's TRO, or close rather than repair) recreation time of VOTERS, the training benefits for certain organisations, not to mention those employed in the running of this site. I would ask you to support us in our endeavour to have the site re-opened as soon as possible, surely to the benefit of all sections of the community, particularly those which experienced our voluntary input in the recent severe weather conditions.