Agenda item

Special Events on the Highway

Report of the Director of the Built Environment


The Sub Committee considered a report of the Director of the Built Environment outlining the major special events planned for 2021 and provides Members the opportunity to consider & comment on the appropriateness of those events, taking into account their nature, scale, impact and benefits. The Director of the Built Environment introduced the report and drew Members’ attention to the key points, particularly regarding COVID-19 and the impact the pandemic has had on events in 2020, and its likely effect going forward into 2021.


In response to a question from a Member, the Director of the Built Environment advised that events were only listed where they had an impact on the highway, and confirmed that proposals to hold the Cart Marking ceremonial event on a Saturday were under consideration. A Member suggested that moving the event to late July or August be considered as an alternative to facilitate attendance by both workers and the local community.


RESOLVED – That the Streets & Walkways Sub Committee agree to support the proposed events outlined in this report, subject to the appropriate constraints and guidance related to COVID-19.

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