Thursday, 8 April 2021

Traffic Restrictions

 As Hay gets ready to open up to visitors again on 12th April, there's been some local concern about the traffic restrictions that will be put in place in the centre of town.  

Traffic restrictions, to aid social distancing, were put in place last year during the easing of the lockdown - that's when the flower boxes started appearing round town as well.

Once again, there will be pedestrianised areas and pick up points for collecting goods from local businesses at the edges of the restricted area.

Yesterday I saw Trudy, the Mayor, standing in the street outside Londis with a couple of local business owners, discussing the changes and why the council has had to bring them in, and she's also had a letter published in the Brecon and Radnor explaining what they are doing and why they are doing it.

There will be, for example, ten parking spaces in the main car park which will be free for people who stay for an hour or less, so they can just pop to the shops quickly.  They are also only closing the roads from noon onwards, so anyone who needs access to the centre of town can use their car in the mornings.

The Council is not trying to kill local businesses, as some opponents of the scheme have claimed.

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