I despair reading the Councils intentions for our town.

Cirencester was a jewel of a proper English Market Town. The renowned center contained a Fishmonger ( a famous Test Cricketer!), a wonderful Ironmongers / hardware shop ( Henry Tovey ),a famous jeweller (Leonard Jones) a tailor etc etc.

Now thanks to a suburban hunger for pedestrianisation, shared spaces etc the town centre is occupied by small multiples selling bad pictures, mobile phones, woollens etc. The “Shared Spaces” with people tripping up,over the badly laid paving are now to become more hazardous with bicycles joining in the fray and it will be much more , not less, dangerous for childeren.

Local people used to shop in their market Town. They now drive in from surrounding countryside to find expensive or no parking , aggressive wardens, and a place designed solely for visiting tourists an not them.

What a sad and shameful state of affairs.This can only harm local traders

Michael Henriques (local for 82 years)

Michael Henriques