Regen work should not have stopped
WHEN the regeneration building works began, we knew it was going to be hard and hit with teething troubles.
The past few weeks have caused no end of grief for independent retailers who rely on your trade, for drivers and for people looking to get anywhere on time.
It is disappointing that the Broad Street closure was not finished before Christmas and it’s equally disappointing that workers have been allowed to down tools for a two-week festive break.
While it has been on the chilly side of late, we note that work is continuing on other projects: notably last week’s closure of King Street Lane that also caused traffic woes.
We are not Scrooges demanding that the work continues on Christmas Day, but one would expect that a project of this magnitude would not be paused the week before Christmas so the workforce can put their feet up.
This autumn, the road closures have caused untold misery and affected the whole of the borough.
It is not acceptable that the work has been paused until 2018.