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Our town council has installed a one way traffic system on a trial basis and is now embarking on making it permanent.
The permanent scheme is nothing like the trial basis which now involves complete closure of the High street for 8 weeks and the installation of a "Shared Space" traffic system.
The Townsfolk were NOT consulted on this change.
We have set up a referendum in accordance with the Local Government Act 1972 and the vote to hold a referendum will take place on 6th February - after which it is the hands of the District Council
We have asked the council to suspend works until after the result of the Referendum but they have refused to respond.
Our concern is that they will bulldoze through with the works before the result of the referendum and present us with a "no way back" fait accomli.
Will an Injuction stop them?
I am not sure what further clarification you require.
The council are carrying out extensive roadworks that the people and traders never asked for and never wanted.
There has been no consultation before the permanent works and the road closures started.
The 8 week closure of the high street is only 1 week away.
It will effectively kill the commercial heart of the town.
We have a town referendum in place but the result will not be available for about 6-8 weeks.
We have to stop them NOW. Will an injunction be the answer?
How long before I get a response?
Please keep trying.
Please cancel the question - it is taking too long.