Frustrated

I VISITED Weston s Sovereign Shopping Centre on Saturday armed with a list of questions about the proposed Pier Square and the new road layout.

I VISITED Weston's Sovereign Shopping Centre on Saturday armed with a list of questions about the proposed Pier Square and the new road layout.

Arriving at 11am I waited half an hour, together with a large group of frustrated townsfolk, all hoping that somebody from the council would come along to explain what was happening, but to no avail. Although I read somewhere that the new scheme was proving popular, not one person in that mid morning session had a good word to say.

In discussion, the consensus was the fact that there appeared to be less road for the same amount of traffic and that any chance of less congestion was virtually nil. Nobody could understand what the raised bus lane was all about.

What is certain is that where the buses join the only road, in front of the pier, there is going to be a heck of a bottleneck.


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There was also agreement that there should be a larger plan incorporating a one-way system to feed the seafront and also a park and ride scheme to reduce the amount of cars making their way to the front.

Some people had made special journeys to view the plan and ask questions and many left disgusted that no official made an appearance.

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So the council is asking for suggestions for a name for the square - well how about Congestion Circus because it could only be clowns who would think up such a diabolical scheme.

GEOFF MALHAM

Clarence Grove Road

Weston

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