Anna Soubry MP demands action to save Beeston traders

Broxtowe MP, Anna Soubry has written to the Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin following NET’s announcement that two sections of one of Beeston’s shopping areas will be closed to traffic for a total of twelve months.

“Up until late September, NET who are responsible for the tram works, assured me they would not close parts of High Road and Chilwell Road to traffic.  They have gone back on that and the assurances given at the public inquiry” said Anna “understandably traders on both roads are angry and worried about the effect on their businesses. I spoke to Patrick after Tuesday evenings meeting between traders and NET and have now written to him formally to ask for a meeting and for his advice.”

In her letter Anna highlights the affect road closures will have on shops and food outlets and that the current compensation scheme may not stop some businesses closing. Anna also says the lack of proper notice will make a grave situation intolerable.

Please read the full letter which I have attached to this page and also included on the Tram Works page of the web site.

Anna is also asking Broxtowe Borough Council to take action to help traders on both roads including examining their business rates during these exceptionally difficult times.