Businesses on a road in Nottingham which is being closed for a year to build new tram lines, have held a street party to show they are staying open.
Although business owners opposed the closure at first they hope the party will send a strong message to the public that they are open for business for the next year even though the road is not open to cars.
Broxtowe's Member of Parliament, Anna Soubry, today met with the Transport Secretary, to discuss local issues including the closure of High Road and Chilwell Road in Beeston.
During the meeting with Patrick McLoughlin, Anna Soubry also raised concerns over the six week closure of Nottingham station for improvement work in the summer at the same time as works on the widening of the A453 are underway.
Anna Soubry, said: "Patrick assured me he is doing all he can to ensure rail passengers at East Midlands Parkway have as quick and as easy access to Nottingham as possible.”
Broxtowe MP, Anna Soubry has written to the Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin following NET’s announcement that two sections of one of Beeston’s shopping areas will be closed to traffic for a total of twelve months.
“Up until late September, NET who are responsible for the tram works, assured me they would not close parts of High Road and Chilwell Road to traffic. They have gone back on that and the assurances given at the public inquiry. Understandably traders on both roads are angry and worried about the effect on their businesses."
– Anna Soubry MP
"The tram works are having a profound affect on residents and businesses in and around Beeston already, these planned road closures will make a seriously bad situation, intolerable. I want to be sure that there is no alternative. If there isn’t then traders in particular need more support and assistance.”