New tensions over town centre – read all about it in your Herald

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PRESSURE is increasing for urgent action over the one-way traffic system in Stratford town centre as retailers launch a petition to have it scrapped.

This week’s Herald – out today – has the full story, including a renewed appeal for pedestrianisation, plus furious reaction from shop owners who warn of dire consequences for the high street if nothing is done to help them.

We’ve also got our usual unmissable mix of news, features, arts, sport and the region’s best property guide – and you can get your Herald in both print and digital editions. Pick up a copy with your shopping or download from our website. And it’s still only 90p.

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  • SJD67

    It would appear that Stratford Council don’t want shops and there were too many in their opinion anyway according to a quote on the BBC today. No idea who all the people are that widely accepted that there were too many in the first place.

    The leader of Stratford-on-Avon District Council has warned shops in the town are facing a “perfect storm” as a result of coronavirus and that “a lot of closures are going to be inevitable”.

    Councillor Tony Jefferson said: “Even before the crisis hit, there were too many shops – that’s well accepted.”

  • 1jamessmith1

    Forcing people to wear masks from July 24Th won’t help shops either. how can there be to many shops, please explain more clearly? There aren’t any shops who’s main stock is music & video, please explain how there can be to many of those? What about a mens’ clothes shop like part of the down stairs of Debenhams, how can there be to many of those??