Operation ELF - This is an ongoing operational policy adopted by a variety of partners to ensure that appropriate (and where necessary additional) procedures are implemented over the Christmas and New Year period.  This enables all those agencies involved in the management of the town Centre, from the local authority, police and the private sector, to plan for and manage the additional demands that occur at this time of year.

Each application for scaffolding (and/or hoarding) is to be given extra scrutiny if the installation is requested between the period between mid-November and mid-January. If a job requiring scaffolding is not urgent, the licensing officer will negotiate with the contractor to delay the start of works until mid-January.

​​​​​​​Check the list of town centre addresses

Operation Elf roads

  • Oxford Road (Alfred Street to Broad Street)
  • Broad Street
  • Butter Market
  • Chain Street
  • Cross Street
  • Dusseldorf Way
  • Friar Street
  • Greyfriars Road
  • Gun Street
  • High Street
  • Hosier Street
  • Kings Street
  • Market Place
  • Merchants Place
  • Minster Street
  • Queen Victoria Street
  • Queens Walk
  • St Mary's Butts
  • Station Approach
  • Station Road
  • Union Street
  • West Street
  • Kings Road (to the Library)

In this area

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