As you will know, later this month Surrey will be at the heart of historic celebrations to mark 800 years of Magna Carta. A national commemoration event, attended by HM The Queen and other dignitaries from the UK and throughout the world, will be held at Runnymede Meadows on Monday 15 June – exactly 800 years after the Magna Carta was sealed in the same location.
How will roads be affected by the event on Monday 15 June?
In the lead up to and on the day of the event there are planned closures on the A308 Windsor Road. Diversions will be in place, but the roads will be very busy so we are encouraging residents to plan ahead to try and avoid the area, especially during the morning of Monday 15 June. From 1am on Monday 15 June there will also be parking restrictions in place on a small number of roads in Egham, Englefield Green and Old Windsor.
Can residents attend the event?
For safety and security reasons the event is invitation only, but there will be large TV screens on the meadow near the National Trust lodges at Runnymede where residents are welcome to watch the ceremony. Please bear in mind that the usual access routes will be extremely restricted throughout the day on Monday 15 June, and that the National Trust car parks at Runnymede and the nearby Runnymede Pleasure Grounds car park will be closed. The easiest way for residents to get to the site will be to use local footpaths, which will remain open.
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