Addressing road safety concerns linked to hunt activity
Earlier this year we took civil action following concerns raised by the community over road safety while hunt activity took place.
This came in the form of a Community Protection Notice [CPN], which we issued.
The CPN outlined several steps that Warwickshire Hunt must take to ensure that both they and any members of the public using the roads are safe.
This civil order concerned only safety around the roads. It had no bearing on the hunt’s legal right to trail hunt.
Warwickshire Hunt exercised their right to appeal the CPN and this meant the CPN was suspended awaiting appeal. During this process we met with them to discuss a proposal for a different agreement.
During these discussions, the Hunt agreed to a protocol that will see the introduction of safety and monitoring measures that are far wider-reaching than anything the CPN originally stipulated.
Given that this is a civil matter, and Warwickshire Hunt have accepted and understood the community’s concerns over road safety and are keen to work with all parties to manage this going forward, we have taken the decision to withdraw the CPN.