Cooper's Hill near Brockworth, is 4 miles southeast of Gloucester and is on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment.
Cooper's Hill - Public Endangerment.

The Cheese Rolling slope runs from a point just above the start of the tree free, shadowed part at the lower centre of the picture, to the perimeter of the cottage gardens near the top of the picture, short but very steep! The Cockrell on the pole at the top of the hill can be located by the shadow cast by the pole.  The sunlit area lower centre of the picture is a plateau at the top of the hill.

In the past, there have been occasional, isolated instances of behavior which would constitute acts of public endangerment.
This would be the result of willful or careless disregard for the safety of other persons or property by acts of intent, omission or neglect.

Examples of possible, potential or actual endangerment might include, for example:

  1. Failure to observe closure of the hill (indicated by a large red flag at the foot of the hill), whilst casualties are being treated on, or removed from, the face of the hill (Extreme threat of danger to life or limb!)

  2. Failure to comply with the requests of officials to clear the hill event areas (defined as anywhere within the fenced off areas of the hill).

  3. Violent, threatening or abusive behavior to officials or members of the public.

  4. Disregard by act or omission, of the safety of officials or members of the public.

  5. Drunkenness.

  6. Damage to safety fencing.

  7. Depositing of Litter. 

The above list should not be considered as complete or exclusive and may be modified at any time, with immediate effect, either verbally or in writing.

The organisers of the event, reserve the right to suspend of cancel the remaining part of the event under circumstances where public endangerment is a current real or potential risk. 

Any person believed to be causing public endangerment, will be requested by the organisers of the event, to cease such behavior, or if the occurrence is, in the considered view of the organisers to be serious or dangerous in nature, posing a substantial risk to public safety, then the person or persons concerned will be required to leave the area completely before the event can recommence. In such case the requirement to ensure public safety generally, would override the right of the individual or individuals to have access the public land for the remainder of the event.


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