Businesses hit by year long tramworks hold street party

The street party in Chilwell Road in Beeston in Nottingham which will be closed for a year
The street party in Chilwell Road in Beeston in Nottingham which will be closed for a year Credit: ITV Central

Independent shops along Chilwell Road in Beeston in Nottingham are today holding a street party ahead of the road being closed for 12 months because of work to extend the city's tram network.

A juggler entertaining children on Chilwell Road in Beeston
A juggler entertaining children on Chilwell Road in Beeston Credit: ITV Central
Shops say it'll be business as usual despite the road closure for the tram extension to Chilwell
Shops say it'll be business as usual despite the road closure for the tram extension to Chilwell Credit: ITV Central

The road closure for the tramworks was initially met with outrage.

But now businesses say they are prepared to put up with the year long disruption, as they hope to benefit when the Nottingham Express Transit line 2 to Chilwell is complete.

Shopkeepers promoting their goods and urging customers to stay loyal throughout the disruption
Shopkeepers promoting their goods and urging customers to stay loyal throughout the disruption Credit: ITV Central

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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.