Tram roadworks 'Street Party'

Local business owners are throwing a street party in Beeston now that the Nottingham Tram provider, NET, plan to close both sides of the carriageway for 12 months, to install tram lines.

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Beeston businesses throw street party as road closes

A computer generated image of the tram stop in Beeston town centre Credit: NET

Traders and residents in Beeston are throwing a street party today.

It's in a bid to showcase the independent shops along a road that is closing for a year.

The closure is to allow major tram works to be completed as part of the Nottingham Tram network expansion.

Some business owners fear they could be forced to shut their doors because the road closure would decrease footfall. Today they hope to promote the area.

The event, between 11am and 4pm, will include street entertainment, face-painting and an outdoor stage for bands.

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