Issue details

OD/15/07 Temporary Closure of Reg Driver Visitor Centre for Redecoration Works

It is necessary to temporarily close the Reg Driver Visitor Centre from Friday 29th May to Monday 1st June 2015 to allow programmed interior repair and redecoration work to be carried out as quickly, safely and economically as possible.


It will also be necessary to close the Education Room on Wednesday 17, 18 and 19 June.

The Education Room is being decorated (with the exception of the insides of the cupboards).

RDVC Reception & Toilets will remain Open.


The centre has not been decorated since it opened in 2008.


Alternative visitor facilities will be available at Christchurch Mansion (10am-5pm), Westerfield Road Toilets, and at the Lower and Upper Arboretum toilets (all during park hours).


Park Patrol staff will be present outside the Centre to advise visitors and will be able to provide maps and directions.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: St Margaret's; Westgate;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 29/05/2015

Decision due: 27 May 2015 by Officer Decision

Consultation process

The Environment and Sustainable Transport Portfolio Holder has been consulted on this proposed closure, and ward councillors will be informed.