Residents tell MP about traffic woes

September 30 2021

A PUBLIC meeting to discuss traffic in Warmley took place last month so residents could air their views.

The MP and councillors at the meeting and visiting residents Justin Close and Anthony Flynn

The meeting at Warmley Community Centre was attended by about 50 people and organised by Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore, along with South Gloucestershire Council's Head of StreetCare, Mark King, and local councillors Sam Bromiley, Liz Bromiley and Steve Reade.

Mr Skidmore said: “I have recently been contacted by several residents regarding their concerns about traffic in Warmley, especially on Stanley Road and the High Street.

“This is as a result of works on the A4174 Ring Road and in particular the Tower Road roundabout. I am always keen for residents to be able to have their voice heard directly by those making the decisions.”

Issues raised included Stanley Road being used as a rat run as well as the disruption and works on Wraxall Road roundabout, including trees being cut down.

Mr Skidmore has had follow-up meetings with residents affected by the roundabout, visiting their gardens, and is now working with local councillors on potential extra barriers or trees being put in place.

Mr Skidmore said: “I would like to thank those residents for taking the time to come along to my recent public meeting in Warmley. 

"It was fantastic to see so many people in person after a difficult 18 months for the country.

“A range of transport issues were raised and discussed, including rat-running through local communities, the council’s roundabout consultation and WECA’s recent bus cuts.

“As the local MP, I will continue to fight on behalf of local residents and businesses for the transport investment we need to address these concerns and to help people get around our area and to give them choice in how they do so.”