Railway and Cabstand cause concern

THE main concerns of people living in Portishead is the railway and the local transport infrastructure, a survey has revealed. The survey

THE main concerns of people living in Portishead is the railway and the local transport infrastructure, a survey has revealed.The survey, carried out by the town council, revealed 24 per cent of people who responded to the questionnaire were concerned about the lack of rail link to Portishead and the traffic clogged Cabstand junction.Eleven per cent of people wanted to see better amenities, leisure, entertainment and sports facilities while a further 11 per cent wanted more things for young people to do.Six per cent of those surveyed were concerned about antisocial behaviour and the level of police presence in the town while a further five per cent were worried about the town becoming overdeveloped.Other issues included in survey feedback were public toilets, health, the Lake Grounds, recycling and street cleaning.The results come at the same time as the council has agreed to set up a working party to look at future amenities for Portishead.Councillor David Pasley said: "The town is growing at a rapid rate of knots and the population is expected to grow by 40 per cent over the next eight years."It is quite obvious that we do not have the amenities which the growing population will need."Looking at the responses to the survey, people would like a cinema and other facilities which can be used by the younger population."This committee will be able to look at the role the council can play and perhaps influence people and businesses to support us in a drive to improve facilities for the people of Portishead.


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