Wednesday, 17 June 2009


This month at a Rhyl Town Council committee meeting I had put down an item expressing concern about incursions by private cars on the pedestrianised area. None of the other councillors saw fit to take up the baton and run with it in my absence, and this is a pity.

Previous authorities pedestrianised the area to make it safer and get rid of some of the pollution caused by motor vehicles. The ethos has been slipping away because of ineffective traffic barriers, even though the one at the top of High Street seems to be working at present.

Market Street and Sussex Street are the most problematic. The picture above was taken earlier this year on a Saturday afternoon in Sussex Street; I counted 8 vehicles in sight; most (but not all) were outside the Baptist Church. There were another five in Market Street.

The problem exists and the solution is not hard to figure out.