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OK2WAY Action Group
One Way? … No Way!
Oakham does not want to look like Milton Keynes or Disneyland!!
This one-way proposal will create:
- congested traffic around unsuitable side streets;
- hazards for those who walk into town;
- noise and air pollution in residential streets.
It will provide 30 fewer parking spaces for visitors.
Local shops are 90% against the idea.
THIS WILL AFFECT YOU
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION!
[Although the petition has been handed in with around 3000 signatures it will continue to run online until mid-March 2018]
Rutlanders! There is no £2 million grant!
In June this year Rutland County Council bid for over £2 million from the Department for Transport towards the £3 million cost of a one-way system and regeneration scheme for Oakham town centre. The application was unsuccessful and there will be not DfT grant for this project.
The Chief Executive Officer and the leader of the council must have known this since mid-October, but we have seen no public announcement. Why not? What will the council do now? Will it scale down the project as it undertook to do in its bid to the DfT? What consultation will the council now undertake? Or will it blithely push ahead with the original plans, despite the rapidly rising tide of discontent and opposition?
If it goes ahead regardless, where will the missing £2 million come from? What other council projects will have to be abandoned? Which other budgets will be depleted? Will we, as Council Tax payers, now have to underwrite this potentially disastrous scheme which so many residents – and voters – are convinced is a bad idea?
Isn’t it time you asked your County Councillor some very pointed questions?
Tell Uppingham Ward Councillors your views by emailing
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