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."
"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.”