Decision details

Procedure for Dealing with Special Event Temporary Closures on Public Rights of Way

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose: Determine how requests for Public Rights of Way closures are dealt with under S16a of the Road Traffic Regulation Act



RESOLVED:  That for applications for temporary closures on rights of way on the Thames Path and the Blackwater Valley Footpath for special events the following policy will be adopted:


1)        prior consultation will be carried out with the following groups: The Ramblers’ Association, The Open Spaces Society, Natural England, the relevant Parish Council and the ward member/s for the area through which the path is situated;  and


2)        the decision as to whether a closure will be made will be taken by the Executive.


Wards Affected: Finchampstead South; Remenham, Wargrave and Ruscombe; Swallowfield;

Declarations: None

Dispensations: None

Reference Number: WBC788

Contact: Email: Tel: 0118 974 6295.

Report author: Rebecca Walkley

Publication date: 25/06/2015

Date of decision: 25/06/2015

Decided at meeting: 25/06/2015 - Executive

Effective from: 04/07/2015

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