Stopping up orders are usually made because the public highway is no longer necessary. Public highway can include roads, grass verges and footpaths.

Vaisakhi Celebrations

The Vaisakhi Celebrations festival takes place on Sunday 7 May at West Park. This will involve a parade which starts at 9am from the Guru Nanak Satsang Gurdwara on Cannock Road to West Park.

Motorists are advised that temporary road closures will be in place while the procession makes it way to the park. To find out more, please visit Vaisakhi celebrations return to West Park

The Council, as the local highway authority, may apply to the Magistrates Court for an Order to stop up areas of highway under Section 116 of the Highways Act 1980.

The term 'stopping up' means that once such an order is made, the highway land ceases to be a highway, road or footpath and the highway rights are extinguished.

Public Notice

The plan and schedule attached to an Order identifies the area of highway to be stopped up. Notices of the intention to make Orders and Order plans can be viewed in the download section.