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Bridgnorth High Street to close again tomorrow to aid social distancing

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Bridgnorth High Street will be closed to vehicles again tomorrow (Saturday 15 August) from 5am to 4.30pm to allow social distancing during market trading hours. It’s the fourth Saturday that the closure has been in place but the intention is that it will be the last.

During this week’s closure, officers from Shropshire Council and Bridgnorth Town Council will again be on site to help minimise disruption, whilst ensuring that the market is laid out in a way that allows safe access to the market stalls and surrounding residential and business premises.

High Street closed to vehicles for the first time on Saturday 25 July, between its junctions with Whitburn Street and Listley Street. The closure allows the necessary arrangements to be made for continuing to comply with social distancing in Bridgnorth.

This Saturday’s closure is expected to be the last – though this will be confirmed next week following a review of this Saturday’s closure.

Steve Davenport, Cabinet member for highways and transport, said:

“The last three Saturday closures have gone well and I want to thank all involved in ensuring things ran smoothly on the day. We know that this necessary closure will inconvenience some residents, shoppers and businesses, and council officers will be on site again on Saturday and will do what they can to minimise disruption.”

The ‘No Entry’ at the junction of High Street and Cartway is to be suspended during this closure.

To report any issues or for further information, please contact Shropshire Council’s Customer Service Centre on 0345 678 9006 or email socialdistancingmeasures@shropshire.gov.uk.