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Follow the below guide for road closures

During The Festival™ presented by Magners & The November Meeting


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  • New Barn Lane

At this year’s November Meeting a section of New Barn Lane will be shut to non-racing traffic (15-16 November inclusive), including the road between the main racecourse roundabout and the junction with Albert Drive.


This is to improve the safety of the many thousands of pedestrians who leave the racecourse on foot as well as the added benefit of improved movement of local bus services to town and the station.


It will only be in operation during the exit stage of the event, so between the hours of 3pm and 4.30pm.


We have worked alongside both Gloucestershire Police and the local council and hope that it will prove to be a successful trial both for the safety of our racegoers as well as for local residents, which would then be implemented at both The November Meeting and The Festival moving forward.


Those who need access to residences or businesses in close proximity to the racecourse will still be able to reach their destination.  


  • Evesham Road (A435)

During The Festival and Friday/Saturday of The November Meeting there will be a closure of Evesham Road (A435) in a southbound direction, for local road users, between approximately 10.30 and 13.30. The road will then be closed again between 16.30 - 19.30 (or 15.00 and 18.30 at The Open). This will allow cars to enter the course but not allow non-raceday traffic travelling south to Cheltenham. Other routes will be signposted accordingly.


The closure will come into place at the crossroads between Evesham Road, Southam Lane and Hyde Lane. Cars and vans not attending the racing, but using the local roads, will be asked to use Hyde Lane towards Swindon Village and Cheltenham, vehicles over 3.9m (12'9") will turn left down Southam Lane and travel via Prestbury.


It is advised that anyone coming from the Tewkesbury and Evesham area use the M5 Southbound from Junction 9 to Junction 10.


This proposal has been put forward by Cheltenham Racecourse and the local council, police and highways as a variation on the temporary traffic order previously granted to Cheltenham Racecourse on racedays. 

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