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Help requested posted on 4th June 2019:

School Street Closure Trial TTRO

I'm proposing a school street closure on a trial basis for a period of 2 days. There's some debate as to which section of the TTRO to opt for. I note that some authorities opt for Section 21 of the Town Police Clause Act 1847 (Public Processions, rejoicing and illuminations). Others opt for Section 16A (Social Event or entertainment). Which is the correct one or most appropriate?

Paul McKenna

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Response posted on 5th June 2019 by:
Martin Baker

E: m.baker@poole.gov.uk
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School Street Closure Trial TTRO

Paul

We haven't used the Town Police Clause Act for decades as I understand it no longer has legal standing.

We use the Special Events regulations:

The Road Traffic Regulation (Special Events) Act 1994 inserted sections 16A to C into the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and gave local traffic authorities powers to make orders to impose temporary restrictions on the highway for sporting events, social events or entertainment (collectively known as special events).


Response posted on 5th June 2019 by:
Carla Leowe

E: clowe@westminster.gov.uk
T: 02076414095

School Street Closure Trial TTRO

In Hackney and City of Westminster section 6A of The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 is used which creates a pedestrian and cycle zone.
Section 26 or 29 of the same Act can be considered. It would be upto the highway authority to decide what part of the Act they which to access in accordance to what is the achievable outcome of the School Street I.e. active travel, physical activity and so on so forth.
It would be advisable to obtain advice and interpretation of any considered legislation to be used from your legal team in the first instance.

London Borough of Hackney have produced a toolkit which may also be of help.


Response posted on 5th June 2019 by:
Mark Symonds

E: mark.symonds@edinburgh.gov.uk
T: 01314693817

School Street Closure Trial TTRO

Hi Paul,

We used an ETRO when we ran the Edinburgh pilot. For a 2 day trial, we'd use an TTRO for an event. I can give examples of both, although I suspect they may be under devolved Scottish powers and therefore different to those available to you?

Good luck with your scheme!


Response posted on 5th June 2019 by:
Paul McKenna

E: paul.mckenna@capita.co.uk
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School Street Closure Trial TTRO

Thanks very much for all your responses, I'm busy going through the toolkit from Hackney now. I note the ETRO used in the legal section which is great. In our specific case, we're just planning on trialing the process for 2 days on an informal basis in the first instance. We will notify residents, work with the school and work with teams/officials to manage traffic for those two days. If that works, we will then opt for the ETRO.

Thanks again


Response posted on 7th June 2019 by:
Stephen Kelly

E: stephen.kelly@brighton-hove.gcsx.gov.uk
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School Street Closure Trial TTRO

Hello Paul,
We've closed a road recently outside one of our schools for a few hours am and pm (one day). Our Highway Events Team used Section 16 (I guess Social Event or entertainment)of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (Temporary Traffic Regulation Order.


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