The County Council have just published a survey to gather our feedback on the changes on Mill Road. These emergency measures, including leaving the bridge open just to pedestrians, cyclists and buses, are in a 6 month consultation period, after which the County Council will decide whether the scheme should continue, be amended or be cancelled altogether. The consultation period ends in December this year.
Anyone who lives anywhere can complete this, so it’s particularly important that local residents respond. The weight of public opinion will have a significant impact on how the County decides to proceed… you can complete the survey here:
We believe that this scheme should be retained on grounds of both Covid safety and encouraging active travel, although we need to continue to press for improvements . And there has been plenty of evidence that footfall is returning to Mill Road – in contrast to the City Centre which as you may have noticed sadly now has a number of boarded up shops.
Please do respond to this even if you have already emailed in to the firstname.lastname@example.org address.
Your local councillors are also organising a delegation of local residents to meet the chair of the County Council Highways committee, and to press for the changes to be retained and improved. If you would like to be part of that please email us. Thanks!