Passionate pleas at council meeting for controversial road plans
CAMPAIGNERS left frustrated after council chiefs sounded a clear message for the Chalvey one-way system at an extraordinary council meeting.
A petition, containing more than 2,500 signatures against Slough Borough Council's trial one-way system through Chalvey Road West, forced the full council meeting on Tuesday.
Lead campaigner and Chalvey businessman, Ashiq Abdeali, made a passionate plea - urging councillors to 'take stock' and find a way to bring back two-way traffic in the street.
He claimed the trial measures have torn apart Chalvey and decimated its businesses.
However, leading councillors gave a clear response they will judge the success of the trial measures, which were completed in February, from their own consultation with thousands of Chalvey residents.
The blunt response saw one vocal resident storm out of the meeting.
Councillor Anna Wright, Conservative, forwarded a motion to immediately reverse the one-way plans, but the motion was quickly refused by the Labour-run council.
Mr Abdeali, who attended the meeting with his lawyer, claimed he is now looking into suing the council for compensation, after the loss in business during the trials.
Officers are currently analysing and processing responses from the public consultation process, which was launched in March.
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Jul 6, 20:06
I'll put money on this, you'll get your road system changed once the Olympic Torch has done the rounds, this is all about keeping the Proles where the Powers want them, the Torch goes through a nice traffic free road!
Hey presto, couple of weeks later the Council changes it's mind on the one way system and out of the kindness of their heart gives Chalvey it's old system back....watch this space :-)
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