Burton’s MP Andrew Griffiths has asked the town’s residents to join him in lobbying the County Council to postpone the work on Burton Bridge until the summer holidays in 2018.
The work on Burton Bridge is currently scheduled to begin in January, once the work on St. Peter’s Bridge has been completed and the Christmas break is out of the way. But in an email to Andrew Griffiths, Staffordshire County Council Leader Cllr Philip Atkins indicated that there was scope to move this to the summer if that is what Burton’s residents and businesses wanted.
Andrew said: “I know only too well the impact that the current closure of St. Peter’s Bridge is having on businesses and residents in Burton. Whilst this work is essential, I know that it is difficult for everyone. This is why it is important that there is a break before the work on Burton Bridge begins, to allow the town to recover and give everyone a breather.
“I think it is also vital that this work take place over the summer holidays, when there is not so much traffic on the roads, and I am pleased that the Council will now be considering this option if that is what Burton residents want. This is a victory for commuters and for common sense.
“Please do join me in making the Council aware of your views on when the next lot of work should take place – if we lobby them together in large numbers then the Council will have no choice but to listen.”
Anyone who would like to make Staffordshire County Council aware of their views of when the work on Burton Bridge should take place can do so by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.