Letter: Drastic action is not required

Group of residents angry over plans to bollard the top of Albert Promenade, Halifax
Group of residents angry over plans to bollard the top of Albert Promenade, Halifax

Last week we received a notification from Calderdale Council, dated December 18, 2017 asking us to respond to a consultation by January 15, 2018.

Any concerned residents have already lost over two weeks of the consultation period.

Whilst the proposed closure of a 200 metre section of Albert Promenade is supposedly intended to benefit some local residents, it will have a direct impact on residents from all of Halifax who enjoy coming to Albert Promenade to take in the wonderful views.

So 150 years after our most prominent Victorian forefathers graciously provided access to this location, those residents with mobility issues will have their car access restricted.

Of course residents could object if they knew, but as of January 4 the proposal to stop cars accessing Albert Promenade is not available on the Traffic Regulation Orders page of the Calderdale Council website.

It is not just mobility access which will be restricted, but the many driving schools who take their new pupils to one of the quietest and widest roads in the town to practise in relative safety will also have their teaching curtailed.

Whatever issues this proposal is meant to resolve do not require such drastic action.

If you are a lover of Albert Promenade, please email proposedTRO@calderdale.gov.uk with your objections.