What's going on News Parking issue at Rectory Wood Rectory Wood, part of the Forest of Marston Vale, was created for the local community in Cranfield.Access to this woodland is on foot, by bicycle and on horseback. Formal car parking facilities weredeliberately not included in the original woodland design to avoid attracting large numbers ofpeople and their vehicles from outside the area. Rectory Lane is a private road and vehicle access is exclusively for the private residents of theproperties it serves. Unfortunately, in recent years the number of people parking at the bottom ofthe Lane, in front of the houses/gateways has increased – despite signage. This affects residents,damages verges and can block our Ranger team from getting onto the site – it’s also making the Lanemuch less safe for people visiting on foot, bike or horse. We need to stop unauthorised vehicles using Rectory Lane, and we’re asking for your help. Werecognize that the current signage may not be clear enough, so we’re installing clearer signs andwhite-lining the top of Rectory Lane shortly, to highlight that it’s a private road and to stopunauthorised access. If things don’t improve, then we may need to look at gating the road.We are delighted that so many people enjoy visiting Rectory Wood – it’s an amazing youngwoodland bringing benefits to local residents and wildlife. When visiting, please walk, cycle or ridethere and don’t drive down or park on Rectory Lane. If you have any questions, please send us an email and we'll be happy to help you.