Many months ago I facilitated a meeting of Much Wenlock and Broseley Town Councils and Barrow Parish Council. Representatives came together to consider how they might best stop large goods vehicles using our narrow streets as a cut-through – especially the B4375 from Wenlock, through Benthall into Broseley. I’m pleased to learn that Shropshire is now going to carry out a feasibility study into how restrictions can be put in place to deter drivers, many reliant upon their SatNav devices, from taking the most direct route and instead using the approved one(s).
There are many instances recorded of lorries causing damage to vehicles and property and, in some cases, getting stuck – to everyone’s inconvenience. The study will be undertaken this financial year with the proposals to hopefully be implemented in 2017-18. As ever, I’ll keep you informed.