Pinch-point may be solution for cave
THE introduction of a pinch-point could solve problems over heavy traffic damaging the ancient Royston Cave. The idea came from Royston s county councillor Doug Drake during a meeting of Royston Town Council s general purposes and highways committee on Mo
THE introduction of a pinch-point could solve problems over heavy traffic damaging the ancient Royston Cave.
The idea came from Royston's county councillor Doug Drake during a meeting of Royston Town Council's general purposes and highways committee on Monday evening.
Cllr Drake said that this could be a "practical way" of solving the long-running problem of heavy vehicles using Melbourn Street, Royston.
It has long been claimed that heavy lorries were causing damage to the cave.
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The issue of Melbourn Street is to be discussed next month at a meeting of North Herts District Council's Royston area committee.
Other suggestions which are being reviewed include the introduction of bollards and making Melbourn Street one-way.
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There has, too, been a suggestion in recent years, to simply introduce a weight-limit in Melbourn Street.
Cllr Rod Kennedy said: "There is no need for having heavy goods vehicles using Melbourn Street. It is simply being used as a short-cut.
"It's beyond belief that there cannot be a weight limit introduced," said Cllr Kennedy. "We shouldn't be accepting excuses from Herts County Council."
Area committee chairman Cllr Fiona Hill told members: "There is nothing ruled out and we are pushing for positive action.