NATO Road Closures

Police are warning of severe delays around the Grove hotel as world leaders will meet at the luxury local hotel on December 4. With many of the world’s leaders including US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel in attendance security is set to be tight.

Several roads and footpaths will be closed around the time of the summit:
Grove Mill Lane will be closed from 6am on Monday, December 2 to 8pm on December 4.
Fir Tree Hill and Langleybury Lane will be closed from 6am on Tuesday, December 3 to 8pm on Wednesday, December 4.
Hempstead Road – from Hunton Bridge roundabout to Courtlands Drive junction – will be closed from 11pm on Tuesday, December 3 to 8pm on Wednesday, December 4.
The Grand Union Canal and its towpath – from Lady Capels Wharf to Cassiobury Park – will be closed to boats and pedestrians from 7pm on Monday, December 2 to 8pm on Wednesday, December 4
• All rights of way across the hotel site will be closed between 4pm on Tuesday, December 3 and 8pm on Wednesday, December 4.

The flying and use of drone equipment will not be allowed.

Watford Chief Inspector Matt Phillips said: “Whilst it is inevitable that such a high-profile event will cause some disruption, we aim to ensure that any impact on the local residents and businesses is kept to an absolute minimum and are working closely with our partners to achieve this.

“We are now in a position to share information ahead of the event in order to allow the community the time to plan accordingly and mitigate the impact it may have on their day to day lives. Increased traffic congestion is anticipated therefore residents and visitors are asked to consider their plans, such as finding alternative means of transport or working from home.”

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