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Alex Watts : Are they closing the roads because of the church or because of the cycling event please?
Yes, but it also happens for many other events
Alex Watts : It's bad news.
Alex Watts : If they are closing it for a particular event then it's not discrimination.
Alex Watts : Discrimination is where they do it for the purpose of religion.
Alex Watts : So if they said for example, they are closing the road on a Sunday just because they don't want people to go to church, then it would be discrimination.
Alex Watts : But they are closing it for the cycling event, it just happens it coincides with the religions event.
Alex Watts : But if there is a legitimate aim, in this case the event, they can pursue the closure.
Alex Watts : you should contact the council legal department and raise a complaint or the Ombudman.
Alex Watts : They are independent and can examine your complaint for free.
Alex Watts : their website is www.lgo.org.uk
Alex Watts : I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?