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Southwell Town Council to consider permanently closing King Street to vehicles




Southwell Town Council is to consider permanently closing King Street to vehicles to create a better shopping experience for residents and visitors.

The street is currently closed on a temporary basis, which could be extended until October.

Council chairman Sally Reynolds said: “It takes around a year or so to get the road closure organised so we could extend the current temporary closure, which runs out in October, and meanwhile we could put in an application for the permanent closure.

King Street, Southwell, closed to all through traffic excluding delivery and emergency vehicles to accommodate social distancing.
King Street, Southwell, closed to all through traffic excluding delivery and emergency vehicles to accommodate social distancing.

“We have been advised that we will not be allowed a barrier and there is no question about that — we can only have signs put up.”

A councillor, Roger Blaney, suggested retractable bollards, like the ones used in Newark town centre.

Councillors agreed to start the formal street closure process with Nottinghamshire County Council to speed up the process, but further details of the approach will be discussed at the next meeting of the full council on February 18.



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