Tar Barrel Road Closures Friday November 5th 2021

Tar Barrel Road Closures Friday November 5th 2021 image

I would like to take this opportunity to inform all the residents of Ottery St Mary and West Hill:

Road closures come into force at two different times this year, the 1st at 3:30pm and 2nd at 5:00pm. All the closures coming into Ottery will be manned and blocked. We have listened to the concerns of locals, so this year we will be trialing a slight ease on the restrictions.  There will be limited access for residents only to the following:

Toadpit Lane and Foxenhole via Bendarroch Road Only, Barrack Rd end of Toadpit lane will be closed.

King’s Reach from West Hill or the Fluxton via Salston Cross.

Thorne Farm Way from West Hill or the Fluxton via Salston Cross along by King’s Reach and right onto Barrack Rd and then into Thorne Farm Way.

Salston Barton from West Hill or the Fluxton via Salston Cross.

We urge anyone traveling between Salston Corner and Thorne Farm Way to exercise extreme caution due to the extra pedestrians.

If you are a resident please ensure you have proof of your address with you. After 5pm our Marshalls will only allow residents through who can prove their address.

If you are unable to access your home please use the car parks provided, pay the £10.00, and ask for a receipt to be able to claim your money back. Or make prior arrangements to enable yourselves to leave or get back in time.

If any resident inside the road closures has an emergency and has to leave the town while the event is on there is a contact number to call: 07555 088568. I must stress only in an emergency. We have all the resources at hand to help you should you require it.

If you use public transport, both Stagecoach and Hatch Green will be running their services the same as previous years. Please contact them for their service details. The drop off and collection point will be at Salston Cross. There will be lighting throughout Strawberry lane.

The 3:30pm closure will affect the following streets and cul-de-sacs, 

Jesu St at the Tip Hill Junction, Yonder St (Bridgefield) at the Slade Road and Furzebrook junction, Brook St at the Silver St junction, Sandhill St at the Cornhill Gold St junction, all the way through New Street on to the Furzebrook junction.

This closure will also affect New Lane below the Sunnyhill junction, Spring Gardens, Brookdale, Beauvale Close, Chapel Lane, Yonder Close, Plume of Feathers Close, Hollis Close and Batts Lane. This will enable the rest of the town to move freely around this area allowing the junior Tar barrels to start at 4:00pm.

There is a free route around the town for residents to follow. Anyone will be able to leave or come home at any time around the perimeter during the closure period. This is as follows; Longdogs Lane, Slade Road, Chineway Road, Kennaway Road into Ridgeway onto North St and Butts Hill or vice versa. 

Should any changes occur prior to or during the event, please keep an eye on our web and social media sites. www.tarbarrels.co.uk Twitter @otterytarbarrel, Facebook friends of carnival and barrel night, and Ottery Matters UK.

Our aim is, as always, to keep the disruption to a minimum whilst ensuring the safety of pedestrians and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

On behalf of the Carnival Committee

Many thanks

Ashley Franks

Here is the link for the Google map of road closures.

For more information please visit https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=168I85LsFmUc1AyjNBFNbZ6UktS9i-EcT&ll=50.749622484614...