Road closure from 14 January
The Park road between Roehampton car park and Robin Hood roundabout was closed before Christmas so that an underground fence could be installed to exclude badgers from tunnelling under the road. The badgers were diverted to an adjacent series of tunnels away from the road. This work was conducted under a special license from Natural England and had to be done before the badger breeding season.
Ground penetrating radar surveys indicated 12 cavities and tunnels under the road and sure enough the work revealed the extent of the badger’s activities! The road does now need to be closed again so that the cavities can be safely filled in and the road resurfaced. Cyclists will need to detour on the Tamsin Trail and motorists driving through the park will need to travel via the west side of the park.
Park visitors will still be able to access the car parks but the route to Broomfield Hill, Robin Hood and Pen Ponds car parks is only available via the southern end of the park.
The closures are scheduled 14th – 28th January but please observe signs on site.