Of course, we realise that not everyone wants the High Street to be free of traffic. It’s one of those things where it’s impossible to please all those concerned. But town centres are becoming less and less about shopping, and more and more about having an enjoyable time. Traffic isn’t enjoyable!
However, if you think you’ll stop visiting Camberley once the High Street is pedestrianised, then relax. Our photo is of a road sign in Guildford, and our headline is about Woking. (You can read about the Woking changes here: http://goo.gl/WtYKfc). Camberley will stick to the historic concept of a high street ‘for ever’. There’s nothing wrong with that – it’s ideal for a local shopping parade. (Guildford and Woking, of course, are both officially ‘Growth Towns’.) But it won’t turn Camberley into the ‘Top 100 Town’ to which the council apparently aspires.