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Friday, 24 October 2014

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Ulverston street closures come into effect today

NEW rules banning cars from two major roads in Ulverston are now being enforced.

Under new traffic control orders, vehicles will not be allowed on New Market Street or Market Place on Thursdays and Saturdays between 8am and 5pm.

Exceptions will be made for market trader’s vehicles while they are setting up and leaving the market and emergency service vehicles which need access.

The flow of traffic on Brogden Street has been permanently reversed and access will be from Cross Street.

Vehicles will be re-directed from the town centre or down Brogden Street on Market days.

The reversal of the one-way stem on Brogden Street will be permanent and not just for market days.

Sergeant Rupert Johnston, of the Ulverston and Lakes Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “Police will be on hand when to enforce, educate and inform motorists. I am aware that for some people this will mean a change to how they get to or from their premises on these days; however with Market and New Market Street completely free of moving traffic it will be a safer environment for both locals and visitors to enjoy the town.”

Ulverston Town Major Judy Pickthall said: “The town council fully supports this initiative and has worked closely with Cumbria County Council and South Lakeland District Council for some time on this matter. We look forward to a safer environment and welcoming new market traders to the town”

David Phillips, the manager of the Coronation Hall and the market said: “When the traffic order is in place, New Market Street will result in a safer environment for market traders and customers.

“Extra space will be available for new stalls and with rents from only £1.19 per foot this is an excellent way of starting out in business at a very low cost. More stalls and more space will help generate additional footfall for the town centre”

For further information or to book a market stall call David Phillips on 01229 588994.

Have your say

Please will you understand Ulverston is not a market town, you need a market first it is going down just like Barrow.

Posted by john on 5 April 2014 at 15:42

All I can say to this is
Town centre lose
Booths win

Posted by David walker on 5 April 2014 at 10:23

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