- Closing the junction of Ship Street and North Street to vehicles;
- Closing East Street to all vehicles between 11am and 7pm daily;
- Closing Boyce’s Street to through traffic while maintaining access for residents and businesses;
- Closing Prince Albert Street to traffic between Ship Street and Black Lion Street.
The recommendations were drawn up in response to feedback from local people. A number of local businesses called for the closure of East Street for part of the day as they felt it would improve the character of the street, attract more people in and benefit trade. Businesses, residents and Middle Street School also petitioned the council to close Boyce’s Street.
The improvement scheme is scheduled to start next January.
Following the scheme’s introduction the council plans to continue working with local businesses on ways to further improve the area’s appearance and loading arrangements.
Old Town improvements
Old Town traffic