Release Date 06 December 2010
The University of Reading's Whiteknights campus will be closed on 26 and 27 December 2010. The public footpath which crosses the campus from Earley Gate to Shinfield Road will remain open but access to the remainder of the campus will be closed to everyone except authorised personnel.
The two dates have been selected to ensure the least possible disruption to the university's 4000 staff and 20,000 students. The temporary closure forms part of the University's management policy for its property and reinforces the fact that there are no public rights on the campus site other than the public footpath route.
Reading Buses routes 19, 20 and 21 will not access the campus on these two dates and will go round the outside of the campus along Pepper Lane and Shinfield Road. Clear signage will be in place at all normal pedestrian and vehicular access points explaining the closure and directing pedestrians to the public footpath.
More information at www.reading.ac.uk/local
Further information from Alex Brannen, University of Reading, on 0118 378 8005.
Notes to editors:
The public footpath crosses the campus from Earley Gate, over the lake at Friends Bridge and exits campus along Chancellor's Way onto Shinfield Road.