Meeting Re: Velo North Event Sunday 1st September 2019


Here at UTASS on Wednesday 29th May at 7pm

As a result of the concerns raised around the above event, Durham County Council and Velo North have kindly agreed to send representatives to discuss issues surrounding the event with local residents.

The meeting will focus on the following topics:

  • Explanation of some of decisions around the route for the event.
  • The benefits of staging such an event in the area.
  • Most importantly; ways in which Velo North can work with residents in order to mitigate any impact.

There will be a presentation regarding the event, after which questions about the event will be invited from the floor.

Please note, during the meeting, the team will not be able to answer questions regarding specific access issues. However, there will be an opportunity after the meeting to highlight these directly with the organisers in order for the team to take these away, consider, and respond at a later date.

If in the meantime you have specific access issues during the road closure periods, the Velo North team are keen for you to contact them directly with information on this. The sooner they are aware of any issues the better placed they are to respond to them.

Both Velo North and Durham County Council are keen to work with businesses and residents to provide advice and resolve as many issues as possible. Further to the initial communication regarding road closure times on the event route, Velo North have been able to amend the reopening times of the road closures in Sector 5 of the Velo North route. Please see the details of these amendments on the map below:

The team can be contacted on 03000 265 500 (phone line managed by Durham County Council) or via e-mail directly to the organisers: route@velonorth.com

Space at UTASS is limited, and admittance will be on a first come first served basis, please contact UTASS on 01833 641 010 to book your place.