Councillors have fought its closure
IN your otherwise excellent editorial arguing that Highwood Road in Patchway should be reopened, you wrongly suggest that "no-one on the council seems to want to acknowledge" the problems its closure has caused. Not true. Patchway ward's councillors have consistently argued and campaigned against this road closure since we were first elected at the 2011 election, and our Labour colleagues have backed us up.
When the proposal to impose the trial closure was put forward last summer, the Labour councillors on the Planning and Transport Committee voted against ( June 20 2012) and referred the matter to the full council, where again the Labour councillors voted against ( July 18 2012). We local councillors have worked closely with the Town Council and Patchway residents throughout to bring the problems caused by this decision to the attention of the rest of the council.
I urge local people to continue their campaign against this road closure. They can be assured that their ward councillors acknowledge their experience and have been actively trying to get Highwood Road reopened.
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