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Consultation on plans to improve pedestrian provision in the town centre

  • Categories : Press Release
  • 30 Jun 2021
Victoria Street

The County Borough Council is consulting residents and businesses on plans to create a better environment within the town centre by making improvements to the existing crossing on Victoria Street.

The proposal would see the introduction of a zebra crossing with a much wider raised area for pedestrians to cross.  

The existing raised plateau will extend from the loading bay on Victoria Street to the layby on High Street.  This area will also be treated with a surfacing to differentiate the pedestrian area from the carriageway.

The works will require some road closures and cause disruption in the town centre for around three weeks.   

Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Housing and Commercialisation Cllr Geraint Thomas said: “We apologise in advance for the inconvenience this will cause, mainly for taxi drivers and service vehicles.

“But we ask you to bear with us as the resulting improvements will make visiting the town centre a safer and more pleasant experience for shoppers and residents.  As well as the survey, we’ll be having Teams meetings with the public and officers will also be talking to local businesses in person.”

To have your say on the proposals, please take part in the following short survey, which is running until midday on 9 July 2021.

We are also having two virtual meetings via the Teams platform on Tuesday 6 July at 12.30pm and 6.30pm for residents to hear more details and ask questions.  Please email to confirm if you would like to join.

Link to survey here:

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