This notice has been posted on facebook (which I've spotted on FC), I believe it is genuine.
Pedestrians/cyclists will be physically prevented from using the footpath on Whelford Road from the phonebox for 650 metres (approx Washpool Lane)
Fences will be erected preventing access and this will be steward/security manned at key times.
A replacement path will be put in place in the field adjacent the road using trackway. Effectively blocking all view of the airfield/runway due to high hedges on the field boundary.
This will be in force from 2nd July until 17th July.
Obviously many go outside from east arrivals or cycle round from Totterdown/Kempsford - this year you won't be able to. It has been an issue with people running into the road in front of traffic for some years. Few spoiling it for the many.etc.
This notice has been published by Glos. County Council. Closure of Footpath and Cycle Way, Whelford Road, Whelford. Notice is hereby given that, for reasons of safety, Glos County Council intends to make an Order to temporarily close a section of footpath and cycle way to prevent large numbers of viewing predestrians from standing under the approach flight path and on the edge of the roadway in close proximity of moving vehicular traffic during RIAT. The section of footpath and cycle way to be closed will be in Whelford Road between the start of the footpath and cycle way opposite the "telephone box", for a distance of 650 mtrs in a south westerly direction towards Kempsford. Fencing to facilitate this will be erected and at specific times stewards will be provided at both ends of this section to ensure compliance. An alternative foothpath and cycle track will be constructed using metal tracking to run parallel to the existing foothpath and cycle way on the south east, or other side of the fence line using adjacent agricultural land thereby channelling predestrians and cyclists away from the danger areas. THIS FOOTPATH AND CYCLE WAY WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE PERIOD 2nd JULY UNTIL 17th JULY 2018.