As mentioned here a few days ago, it’s claimed that the council can’t pedestrianise Camberley’s High Street because delivery vehicles need access to the shops.
Well, many other towns have found a compromise. This is a photo that we took in the Midlands recently. (Yes, the Eye does visit lots of other towns, so we feel qualified to comment about Camberley.) If a compromise works elsewhere, why can’t one work in Camberley?? Just keep traffic out of the road at those times when there are lots of shoppers about. Cheap and simple to do.
Of course, people with mobility problems would have to be a special case. We’ve covered that before: http://wp.me/p3Dlu2-1ft
If the council believes that such a solution wouldn’t work in Camberley, then it could always provide a simple explanation. Until then, we’ll continue to criticise, and to speculate as to why nothing actually gets done.
Finally – for now – let’s record that most of our High Street shops DO have rear access already, as long as it’s only the stretch of the road from Princess Way to St George’s Road that is closed to traffic. Kitchen Kapers is an exception – but there won’t be many, if any, others. So what’s causing the council to drag its feet for so long?