Businesses to discuss future of Holyhead shopping street

Anglesey Council has already taken steps to help businesses in the town centre by introducing more parking spaces Credit: PA Images

Holyhead's businesses, shoppers and residents are being asked to attend a public consultation today to discuss whether cars should be allowed back on to Holyhead's Market Street in order to give high street shops a boost.

The street was originally pedestrianised back in the 1990s but recent calls for the decision to be reversed have led to a County Council review.

A spokesman for Anglesey County Council said:

"We're encouraging people and local businesses to attend the consultation, look at our proposals for Market Street and let us know what they think.

"Our aim is to try and improve access to businesses and increase footfall into the town centre and give shops a boost. It's important to stress, however, that if the scheme did go ahead, the street would need to be resurfaced, which would mean significant disruption during the work.

"If there is general support for the scheme, then we'll look in more detail securing funding together with detailed designs and other safety considerations."