RESIDENTS CONSULTATION: WE NEED YOUR VIEWS
This consultation is being undertaken by Arundel Town Council in association with the Chamber of Commerce and The Arundel Project.
Safety and Recovery: Making more space for people in the High Street this summer
Weekend Road Closures
It is proposed that Arundel High Street should be closed to traffic from the Norfolk Arms down to Sims Williams and from Motte & Bailey down to the Swan Hotel on Saturdays and Sundays, 9.00am-6.00pm, from 25th July to 20th September (10 weekends). The starting date depends upon the timing of the agreement of the traffic management plan with the District Council. Road closure applications can take a long time and so we are making an application in parallel to this survey. The results of this survey will determine whether the road closure is actioned or not.
The road closures would be marshalled as they are during Festivals. Signs would be placed at the beginning of Maltravers Street, London Road and the Causeway, stating “No through traffic in the High Street/Access only”. This plan does not require the removal of the bollards in River Road.
The implementation of the plan depends upon four factors: the outcome of this consultation, a consultation of businesses being undertaken by the Chamber of Commerce, the approval of the road closure plans by the District Council and the securing of funding.
Why have these road closures?
Recovery: Arundel’s bars and restaurants have lost 3 months’ trade. Enabling them to have some space outside their venues to serve food and drink al fresco in July-September would help them. For some outlets it may make the difference between survival and permanent closure.
Safety: By providing more space for people in the lower area of the High Street and by appropriate signage in the town centre we will encourage social distancing and keep Arundel safer.
Do you support the proposal?
You can complete this questionnaire by following the link to Survey Monkey at: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/33CKWM5 by mid-day MONDAY 13th JULY 2020.