The traffic in Stratford has been a chronic problem for some time, and I myself am regularly affected. Due to high numbers of complaints from constituents, I decided that something needed to be done.
My first step was to call a public meeting which was held on the 4th of July 2014. At the meeting I had the key stakeholders present to listen to feedback from the public and ensure they were aware of the concerns of local residents. This first summit was followed by a further two summits in 2014 and 2015. I then chaired a public meeting in early 2016 to launch a consultation on Warwickshire County Council’s proposals for options on alleviating congestion on the Birmingham Road.
The culmination of this has been the production of a Transport Strategy for the Stratford-upon-Avon area, produced jointly by Warwickshire County Council and Stratford District Council. The consultation for this was launched at a public meeting on 9th February 2017 and the consultation closed on 23rd March. Warwickshire County Council is now considering the responses.