To consider a request for the temporary closure of the Footpath to allow the Henley Festival to be organised and run in a safe manner
Decision type: Key
Decision status: For Determination
Wards affected: Remenham, Wargrave and Ruscombe;
Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/10/2019
Decision due: 30 Jan 2020 by Executive
Lead member: Executive Member for Environment and Leisure - Parry Batth
Lead director: Director of Locality and Customer Services - Sarah Hollamby
Department: Customer and Localities
Contact: Andrew Fletcher Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0118 908 6593.
Reference Number: WBC1099
Reason For Consideration: The Council agreed at Executive on June 25th 2015, that for applications for temporary closures on rights of way affecting 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 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 unless it is agreed by the Executive Member for Environment that such referral to the Executive is not required. Consultations were sent out in October to those organisations agreed by the Executive as well as Henley Town Council, who had asked to be consulted in previous years.