I could grudgingly accept road closures that cause massive detours, but road closures that stop 2000 people getting out for the WHOLE day? I can't go to work, others can't go visiting, and what if someone needed to go to A&E (non ambulance case)?
We have an old folks home where visitors can't get to - this is screwing up everyone.
Mother in law was going to visit whilst I was at work, council say she needs to park 3/4 mile away and walk. SHE'S 89 AND STRUGGLES TO CROSS A ROAD!
Air ambulance for a broken wrist etc? I think they'd go nuts. We should be able to drive such a patient to the hospital ourselves.
And we're not looking at a detour, we're looking at a total blockade. 1000 houses with no access AT ALL off the estate. The bike race route blocks EVERY road off the estate.
There is no other hospital - we're on a 4 sq mile estate with no access/egress, and I wouldn't expect someone with a broken wrist to wait up to 18 hours before treatment.
We can't even get to local supermarket, church, - ANYWHERE
We have no alternative routes, we are FENCED IN.
I'm not talking obstruction, I'm talking giving us the right of access/egress. Would you want to be trapped in your area for 18 hours? People can't do ANYTHING
I've looked at the section you referred to, and found the following:
(8) When considering the making of an order under this section, an authority shall have regard to the safety and convenience of alternative routes suitable for the traffic which will be affected by the order.
So far as I'm aware they have not considered alternative routes, in that we do not have any! Also, how should such order be advertised? We have had no notification whatsoever.
I need to confirm ... there are NO alternative routes. We have more than 1000 homes in a 3 or 4 square mile area, and those residents have NO route out of the 3 or 4 square mile area for up to 18 hours. That means that between 2,000 and 3,000 residents cannot go about their normal lives. Even outside the blockade there will be no public transport, so we need vehicular access more than ever.
2-3,000 people cannot just put their lives on hold - there are many that work on Sundays who can't go, many who need to visit people who can't go.
The council have left us no alternative means of going anywhere ... it's almost like enforced imprisonment.