A second trial for the part-pedestrianisation of Shrewsbury town centre will be presented to Cabinet in October 2021 for consideration, following discussions between Shropshire Council and Shrewsbury BID.

Under the plans to be presented to Cabinet, Milk Street will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays to all traffic from 11am – 5pm, and The Square will be closed to all traffic every day from 11am to 5pm.

Wyle Cop (uphill), High Street and Shoplatch will be closed to all traffic on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 5pm.

The intended dates for these closures (subject to Cabinet approval) will be from Monday 25 October 2021 until the end of January 2022.

The closures – and related traffic information – will be advertised using the new Variable Message Signs that are now in place in and around the town to provide information to our residents, visitors and businesses. Additional parking provision for people with disabilities will be provided during the trial.

It is anticipated that other trials may also take place in the near future, including an ‘Access Only’/ Low Traffic Neighbourhood scheme for Town Walls.

Following initial feedback – both for and against the scheme – the previous trial ended on 1 September 2021 to allow all views to be reviewed and considered.

Ahead of the weekend closures, Shropshire Council’s transport services and Shrewsbury BID will be working with town centre traders and representatives from disability groups, public transport organisations and residents groups to address concerns raised about the earlier trial, but also to ensure the many positive comments regarding the improved environment for the town centre, air quality and enhancing the uniqueness of Shrewsbury are included in the trial, whilst the final plan is agreed.

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