16 Jun 2008

Bread Street- partial road closure 28th June

The road will be closed under the Town Police Clauses Act of 1947 from 1pm to 11pm on Saturday 28th June due to our residents street party. I have put up signs at each end of the road in several places and on noticeboards. All residents of the road will also get a letter. We hope very much it does not cause too much inconvenience.

It does seem strange that the road closure is left to residents to organise - yes we had to apply for permission but we have to do the closure itself and put up notices - infact I rather like the idea that communities still can do stuff for themselves and not expect the Council to come along and do it for us.

6 week closure??

One piece of news also re Bread Street is that a major water leek has been identified where the road is slipping - see background here - this could mean a 6 week road closure to sort it out - the sooner the better for the householders involved - but a little ironic if the closure comes when the party is on and we've had to go to such measures to get the closure!!

Anyhow we had a meeting last week to put the final touches on our plans for the street party - we are keeping it just to residents so that we can get to know each other better - many of us have not met before and if we invited more folk from the rest of the area then it would get too big. Indeed I would love to encourage others to also put on their own parties - it is a great way to get to know your neighbours!

3 comments:

Simon Young said...

I await the pictures of the party with baited breath Philip :)

Was a brilliant day, good old Stroud brewery Ale riddled the old mind a bit, but hey :)

Was good to meet you , and will definately say hello when I next see you

I'm the fella from London by the way ;P

Si

Philip Booth said...

Coming soon

Tim said...

Good Job! :)