Hazel Simmons specialises in temporary and permanent traffic regulation orders and road and footpath closures, including road closures for major events such as the Tour of Britain and the Lord Mayor’s procession. This can be a very challenging role given the need to meet tight deadlines on statutory advertisements. It can also be stressful when the nesting of birds delays work to a damaged bridge!
With assistance from the Department for Transport, Hazel initiated the introduction of an annual multi-event order for Norwich City Council. This proved successful both in saving time and making significant savings in advertising costs. Whenever it is anticipated that several events are likely to be held in the same year on the same road, Hazel is happy to advise as to whether a multi-event approach is worthwhile.
Hazel joined Norwich City Council’s legal services team in 1991 and has over 20 years’ legal experience. She also works on compulsory purchase orders and has previously dealt with debt recovery and possession cases.Back to Our People page >