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Whelford Road Footpath Closure

Published: 26 Jun 2018   updated: 03 Jul 2018


NOTICE: Closure of Footpath and Cycle Way, Whelford Road, Whelford - closed during the period 9 July until 17 July 2018.

For reasons of safety, Gloucestershire County Council intends to make an Order to temporarily close a section of footpath and cycle way to prevent large numbers of viewing pedestrians from standing under the approach flight path and on the edge of the roadway in close proximity of moving vehicular traffic.

The section of footpath and cycle way to be closed will be in Whelford Road between the start of the footpath and cycle way opposite the 'telephone box', for a distance of approximately 650 metres in a south westerly direction towards Kempsford. Fencing to facilitate this will be erected and at specific times stewards will be provided at both ends of this section to ensure compliance.

An alternative footpath and cycle track will be constructed using metal tracking to run parallel to the existing footpath and cycle way on the south east, or other side of the fence line using adjacent agricultural land thereby channelling pedestrians and cyclists away from the area.

This footpath and cycle way will be closed during the period 9 July 2018 until 17 July 2018.

We strongly advise anyone looking to gather along the Whelford Road to make other arrangements, for your own safety and the safety of others. Air Tattoo tickets are still available for Friday 13 and Sunday 15 July and Park & View is still available in advance for aircraft arrivals on Tuesday 10 and Thursday 12 July and on-the-day for Wednesday 11 and Monday 16 July (Departures). Buy HERE

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