A Patchway resident has claimed the impending closure of Highwood Road to general traffic will cause the town to “sink further into obscurity”.
Writing in the Bristol Evening Post, Rebecca Strong says she opposed the closure on the grounds that surrounding roads won’t be able to absorb the traffic, adding that she feels the results of a public consultations on the scheme have been ignored.
Ms Strong, who stood as an independent candidate for the South Gloucestershire ward of Central Bradley Stoke and Stoke Lodge at the last election, also says she has used the Freedom of Information Act to request traffic flow projections from the Council but has yet to receive a satisfactory response.
She is also critical of the newly opened Patchway Hub, claiming it is under-used and has faulty heating and ventilation systems.
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