1) Restrict access to the reservoir and immediate area to the general public immediately.
2) Address the colossal damage done to the environment by unlimited promotion and access.
3) Keep it closed until a solid action plan has been implemented to address the issues around dangerous parking, littering, toilet facilities, unleashed dogs and moorland fires.
4) Put pressure on media groups to be more responsible when promoting the area on social media platforms and consider the consequences. All posts and articles should clearly make reference to the limitations of the area and responsibilities when visiting.
Why is this important?
This is an area of great conservational importance. The moorland is an essential part of our eco-system and a vital sanctuary for wildlife and people alike. Unfortunately, over recent years, it has attracted large numbers of visitors, including some who unfortunately have little regard for the environment. As a result, many local people do not go at all any more. We want people to use, not abuse our precious landscape.