21st Oct, 2017

Traffic summit to tackle Stratford-on-Avon congestion

Stratford Editorial 27th Jun, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A TRAFFIC summit will explore possible solutions to Stratford’s increasing congestion problems.

MP Nadhim Zahawi will chair the summit, bringing together local councils, business representatives and townspeople, on Friday July 4 to consider ways to tackle the issue.

There have been a growing number of complaints from residents and businesses frustrated with the slow moving traffic, out of sync traffic lights and parking issues they have encountered throughout the town.

And there have also been calls to try and divert HGVs using the town centre as a short cut to the M40 by banning them from crossing Clopton Bridge.

Mr Zahawi said: “Traffic delays and congestion in Stratford have become increasingly problematic, impacting on businesses and residents alike.

“While we cannot solve these problems overnight, I want to make sure that we explore every option and that all parties are doing everything in their power to tackle these concerns.”

Representatives Warwickshire County Council, Stratford District Council, Stratford Transport Group, Local Enterprise Partnership, StratForward BID, Chamber of Commerce, and Warwickshire Police are expected to attend.

The summit is being held at the Rosebird Community Centre on Shipston Road from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

Those unable to attend are being urged to send their thoughts via email to constituents@zahawi.com with the subject line ‘traffic summit’.

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