A few days ago we published an item suggesting that the council was gambling with the future of the High Street. In practice, it can’t be SURE that its proposals are the best option, or are even workable.
We pointed out that, if the council went ahead with the proposed restriction in traffic and parking, the result might be a continuous traffic jam when the road is busy. But, like the council, we can’t be sure.
In our article we gave a link to the council website which describes the proposals and which invites feedback. (Here is the link again https://goo.gl/xjShsH) As part of the consultation process, the council set up a stall in Princess Way for a few hours yesterday.
We visited the stall, and took the opportunity to say i) it would be relatively easy to restrict parking relatively cheaply for a trial period, to see what the consequences are, and ii) there’s really no need to limit traffic significantly during much of the week, but that a total ban during busy times, such as Saturday afternoons, would be a real benefit.
That’s just our view, of course. If you were unable to visit the stall, you can still see what’s proposed by popping in to the museum. Or, if your mind is already made up, do send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org
The council has proposed – but not implemented – improvements to the High Street for many years, of course. However, just possibly this time it means business. So, to quote a traditional instruction, ‘Speak now, or forever hold your peace.’