Council open to making improvements to trial Westy traffic scheme – based on local feedback!


AS traffic chaos and confusion continued on the roads of Westy this morning, Warrington Borough Council has provided details on how residents can raise their concerns over the trial traffic measures.

Meanwhile, Warrington Borough Council has also attempted to address current concerns with the following points, including contacting Sat Nav providers to update their systems!

The council also says they are open to making improvements to the trial scheme, aimed at reducing traffic and making streets safer and less polluted, based upon local feedback.

•The schemes are currently being installed, and as such were not complete yesterday. They will be completed this week.
•Advanced directional signage has been considered and will be installed this week.
•Issues around bypassing of filters have been considered in the design. This will not be possible once installation is complete.
•Turning within the mouth of the filter has also been considered in the design, to allow drivers to safely make this manoeuvre. We expect the frequency of this move to significantly reduce once drivers establish new alternative routes.
•All designs have undergone an independent Road Safety Audit.
•Sat Nav providers have been informed and we are waiting for their systems to be updated.
•Cheshire Police have been consulted throughout the development of the project and will be enforcing any contraventions.
•This is a trial scheme and we are open to making improvements to the scheme based upon local feedback.

Local residents have been taking to social media and contacting Warrington-Worldwide raising concerns. Some have been in tears with the stress being caused which they say is impacting on their mental health.

Ongoing Public Feedback
Following an initial period, a comprehensive engagement process will be carried out with local residents and businesses. This will include a detailed survey process, to help us gauge the level of support and changes in the local environment. Further information on this will be provided in the coming weeks. The evidence and feedback collected will be used in parallel with any formal representations to inform a decision as to whether the scheme will be made permanent or not.

Formal Representations
Anyone who wishes to make a formal representation on the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) should email or write to us using the contact details below. Further details can be found online at In your representation, you should clearly and concisely state your support or objection for the scheme alongside any evidence or reasoning for your position.
Post: LTN Trial, Town Hall, Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1UH

General Enquiries
For general enquiries, please contact or write to:

Central 6 Streets Plan
Transport for Warrington
East Annexe, Town Hall
Sankey Street

Confusion and chaos on first day of Westy low traffic scheme


About Author

Experienced journalist for more than 40 years. Managing Director of magazine publishing group with three in-house titles and on-line daily newspaper for Warrington. Experienced writer, photographer, PR consultant and media expert having written for local, regional and national newspapers. Specialties: PR, media, social networking, photographer, networking, advertising, sales, media crisis management. Director Warrington Chamber of Commerce Patron Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace. Trustee Warrington Disability Partnership. Former Chairman of Warrington Town FC.


  1. Pingback: Business owners tell MP they fear redundancies and closures due to impact of new traffic scheme at Westy

Leave A Comment