The MSA has announced that its closed road campaign is back on track. The government is set to launch a public consultation in the next month. The consultation was put on hold for over a year as government resources were redirected to the HS2 project. Once the government consultation is under way the MSA will circulate guidance to all members on how they can respond. The MSA are looking for examples of local authorities who would be interested in taking advantage of the proposed legislation. Fingers crossed for a good response as a move like this could help to restore grass roots motorsport in the UK.
The campaign is seeking a change to the law that will empower local authorities to close a road temporarily in order to facilitate motor sport events on the public highway, without needing a costly Act of Parliament to suspend the Road Traffic Act. The public affairs agency Portland will assist the MSA with a strategy of grassroots campaigning combined with a targeted Westminster and media effort to deliver a change in the law. This could have a huge effect on grass roots motor sport with the potential for local sprints and hill climbs held on closed public roads. www.msauk.org
Closed Road Report – http://www.msauk.org/site/cms/newsarticle.asp?chapter=1&nid=1351
Event Proposals – http://www.msauk.org/site/cms/newsarticle.asp?chapter=1&nid=1390