Friday, 27 March 2009

The Town Square rat run

Drivers continue to use the Town Square pedestrian zone as a convenient rat-run between the High Street and Selborne Road. They are only able to do this because the bollards installed on the High Street side to prevent this happening disappeared ages ago.

This market trader had no business in the Town Square but rather than go the long way round along Westbury Road, he found it much easier just to turn off the High Street and roar across the square and out on to Selborne Road. (Saturday morning) The Council colludes in this by doing nothing to prevent vehicle access from the High Street side.

Also, walk past the children's play area and take a look at the surface. The regular passage of heavy vehicles across the Town Square is producing a sand-dune ripple effect. The small paving stones used in the square were not designed for use as a carriageway.