CHURCH STRETTON TOWN COUNCIL & CHURCH STRETTON & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF TRADE
Challenge of Narrow Pavements
Shropshire Council has been working closely, and at speed, both with Church Stretton Town Council and the local Chamber of Trade to devise temporary ways of making social distancing possible around the town centre, with a view to having these arrangements in place by June 15th, when further shops reopen. The very narrow pavements on the High Street are a particular challenge. So, there is common agreement that there is a need to introduce a temporary one-way system.
The one-way system will commence from the junction of Beaumont Road with Sandford Avenue, requiring traffic to proceed in an anti-clockwise direction up Sandford Avenue, then South down the High Street to the Bucks Head roundabout, left down past the Co-op and left again along a one-way Easthope Road, to re-join Sandford Avenue.
One Hour On Street Parking
It has also been agreed that the time allowance for on-street parking will be reduced from two hours to one hour to create greater turnover. Every effort will be made to conserve as many on-street parking spaces as possible, while making the necessary allowances for pedestrians to social distance and larger lorries and buses to turn safely.
Installing over the weekend
Shropshire Council’s Highways Engineers will be installing barriers and revised line markings over the weekend of June 13th and 14th,but will seek to keep inconvenience to a minimum.
“The Chamber of Trade welcome the support of Church Stretton Town Council and Shropshire Council in helping our businesses move forward in these challenging times.”Jane van Doesburg of the Church Stretton and District Chamber of Trade
Cllr. Bob Welch, Church Stretton Mayor, added: “The town has long debated how to adapt its historic town centre to modern needs. The pandemic has afforded us the opportunity to test out temporary arrangements and to adapt them, in the light of experience, to the benefit of all. It is hoped these temporary arrangements will give residents the confidence necessary to give traders their much-needed support.”
For more information:
Cllr. Bob Welch firstname.lastname@example.org 01694 722998