Upcoming roadworks in Woodley

8th September 2023

Woodley roadworks

Road Closure – The Bader Way, Woodley

The closure will be in place between Loddon Bridge and Bader Way Interchange, closing on 8 September at 8pm and reopening on 11 September at 6am. This is to allow ENC to carry out removal of scaffolding following electrical cable installation.

Road Closure – Church Road, Woodley

The closure will be in place between Butts Hill Road and Tippings Lane from 11 September to 1 April 2024. This is to allow SGN to carry out Gas mains installation.

Road Closure – Glendevon Road, Woodley

The closure will be in place between Butts Hill Road and Church Road from 11 September to 10 October. This is to allow SGN to carry out gas mains installation.

2-way lights – A4 Bath Road, Woodley

The lights will be in place between B4446 Sonning Lane and Old Bath Road junction, on 11 September 9.30am to 4pm. This is to allow Hutchison 3G Ltd to carry out maintenance.

Multi-way lights – Fairwater Drive, Woodley

These lights will be in place at the junction of Antrim Road, from 11 to 15 September. This is to allow BT to carry out excavation to lay 8m duct across carriageway.

Please contact Wokingham Borough Council for updates and visit the One Network website for all listed roadworks.

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no cycling or e-scooters


8th September 2023

We have received increasing reports of the use of e-scooters in Woodley town precinct, which is a No Cycle zone. 

We’d like to remind you that these are not permitted to be used in the precinct and that there are several legal requirements and restrictions to do with e-scooters, which limit their use in public places. 

Here is a summary of these from Thames Valley Police. 

Classification of an e-scooter

Electrical scooters (also known as e-scooters) come under the category of ‘powered transporters’; this covers a range of personal transport devices which are powered by a motor.

E-scooters are classed as motor vehicles under the Road Traffic Act 1988. Which means the rules that apply to motor vehicles, also apply to e-scooters including the need to have a licence, insurance and tax.

It’s not currently possible to get insurance for privately owned e-scooters, which means it’s illegal to use them on the road or in public spaces. If you’re using a private e-scooter you risk the vehicle being seized under S.165 Road Traffic Act 1988 for no insurance. 

If you cause serious harm to another person whilst riding an e-scooter the incident will be investigated in the same way it would if you were riding a motorcycle or driving a car. 

Legal use of an e-scooter

It’s legal to use an e-scooter on private land with the permission of the land owner.

Where a trial rental scheme is running, it’s legal to use a rental e-scooter on a public road, cycle lane and for those living in Milton Keynes, redways.

Penalties and offences

If you don’t have a licence, or the correct licence, or are riding without insurance you could face a Fixed Penalty notice:

  • with a £300 fine and six penalty points on your licence for having no insurance
  • up to £100 fine and three to six penalty points for riding without the correct licence.

You could also be committing an offence if you’re caught: 

  • riding on a pavement; Fixed Penalty Notice and possible £50 fine 
  • using a mobile phone or other handheld mobile device while riding; £200 and six penalty points
  • riding through red lights; Fixed Penalty Notice, £100 fine and possible penalty points
  • drink driving: the same as if you were driving a car, you could face court imposed fines, a driving ban and possible imprisonment.

If you’re using an e-scooter in public in an antisocial manner, you can also risk the e-scooter being seized under section 59 of the Police Reform Act

When riding an e-scooter, we would always recommend wearing safety protection such as a helmet and to keep to the speed limit.

For more information and guidance please visit the Thames Valley Police website HERE.

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