Westgate Towers to close

The iconic Westgate Towers which mark one of the main entrances to Canterbury will close for a year in a major reorganisation of the city's roads.

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Two Towers close

The biggest traffic change to Canterbury for twenty years comes into effect from today. The historic Westgate Towers are being closed as part of a twelve month experiment to reduce congestion and preserve the city's heritage.

Reporting from Canterbury

In olden days, when you wanted to stop an invader getting through city walls, you pulled up the drawbridge - or manned the battlements. Tomorrow Canterbury will stop the invader with a new bye-law. But will banning traffic from using Canterbury's mediaeval Westgate cause traffic chaos?

Reporter John Ryall meets courier Kelvin Leader, Cllr peter Vickery Jones, picture framer Winston Feather, river cruise operator Jeremy Macleod and restauranteur William Betham.

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