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Road access restrictions due to 1 May protest – Aylesbury

Thursday 29 April 2010, 12:18pm

Due to the protest planned in Aylesbury town centre on Saturday, Thames Valley Police is putting in place a number of emergency road access restrictions.

Supt Richard List, Aylesbury’s police commander, said: “Saturday will see unprecedented events in the town centre. We have been working very closely with the local authorities over the past weeks and advise you to monitor the Thames Valley Police and Aylesbury Vale District Council websites for updates.”

Details of the access restrictions are:

  • Market Square will be closed to vehicle access from 7am onwards but there will still be pedestrian access.
  • Walton Street will be closed to vehicles travelling from the gyratory/ Magistrates’ Court towards the town centre from 7am.
  • Although the exact time is unknown, at some point in the morning the inner ring road between the Exchange Street roundabout (junction of Walton Street and Exchange Street) and the Hen and Chicken/ Big Hand Mo’s roundabout (junction of Oxford Road A418 and Gatehouse Road) will be closed
  • There will be vehicle access to the town centre but congestion is anticipated and motorists are advised to follow diversions. Delays are expected on all town centre roads. If possible, they should be avoided.
  • Thames Valley Police will review access issues on an ongoing basis and restrictions will be lifted when safe to do so. This is expected to be at some time in the early evening, however this is subject to change and residents are advised to monitor the Thames Valley Police website and local radio for updates.
  • View protest updates on Twitter (opens new window).

Buckinghamshire Communications Team
(01296) 396001

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