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Journal to take on council in traffic plea

The Wells Journal has launched a campaign to bring a new traffic strategy to the Somerset cathedral city.

The paper said that county councillors frequently promised action to ease traffic problems but nothing ever seemed to be done.

In a front page article backing city councillors the paper outlined contentious areas and suggested proposals for discussion and action.

It outlined nine problems seen as important by local people – and highlighted where there was no apparent progress.

The Journal has sent a copy of the paper to Somerset County Council, its highways contractors and the local county councillor and is awaiting their response.

The paper said: “The Wells Journal is backing a call by city councillors for a comprehensive traffic plan for the city.

“The Journal believes Wells needs an overall and carefully thought out long-term traffic management plan instead of the city muddling on with piecemeal decisions and changes.

“We believe Wells’ traffic system is confused, time-wasting and illogical, while many long-term road safety and parking problems remain unsolved.”

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