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Cllr Keri Thomas, Nia Griffith MP and Cllr Carl Lucas discussing options for a one way system for High St

Nia Griffith MP is urging resdients in the High St area to have their say once again before plans are finalised for a new one-way system
At a recent meeting that Cllr Keri Thomas, Cllr Carl Lucas and Nia Griffith held with Council Highways officer John McEvoy Tyisha Councillor Keri Thomas said
“ It is now a good while since we first had site meetings with residents in High St about the traffic problems and it is high time that we got the new system in place, but it’s important too that we get it absolutely right.”
The original idea for a one-way system arose at site meetings arranged by Cllr Keri Thomas and Nia Griffith as a solution to the congestion and near misses that residents witnessed on a daily basis outside their front doors in High St.
At the meeting Mr McEvoy, reported back on the public consultation held earlier this year, and explained that feedback from local residents suggested that the preferred option would be to make High St one way from the junction with Lakefield Road with traffic going towards the station, and to make Lakefield Road one way from Station Road up to Charles Terrace, but to keep as two way the access from Queen Victoria Road via High St to Lakefield Road along into Amos St, Lakefield Place and Downing St.
Nia said
“ As this proposal now differs from the original proposal, there will be a further public consultation. It’s important that any new scheme is genuinely what residents want, so we would urge everyone to have their say and respond again as soon as officers put out the consultation.”