A number of followers tweeted us last week about concerns surrounding traffic management in the new Longbridge town centre.
Hayley Bradbury tweeted that she saw a near miss at the entrance to Sainsbury’s car park from her window seat in Costa Coffee. Several other followers then voiced their concerns.
St Modwen, the site developers, were quick to respond with a statement:
We are working to create and maintain a safe, secure and clean environment for residents and visitors to Longbridge. Part of this process is ensuring that pedestrians, cyclists and motorists recognise that the area is a shared space and are considerate of others, so as not to cause obstruction, or inconvenience.
We are continually looking at ways in which we can improve the experience for those using Longbridge town centre, and welcome any constructive feedback from regular users and also from visitors to Longbridge, in order that we can work towards improving the space for the benefit of all.
Readers on our Facebook page expressed other concerns regarding the role of town centre “security guards”: from refusing Pudsey bear, fundraising for Children in Need, entry on to the development; moving a coach collecting a party from Premier Inn off the development and on to Longbridge Lane; and moving on people picking up or dropping off passengers, including the elderly and disabled.
St Modwen are keen to hear your concerns.