Residents and their local Labour Councillor, Nick Childs were celebrating today after their campaign to keep historic Princes St, Brighton, pedestrianised succeeded.
The Council had originally proposed to re-open the road to traffic as part of the Valley Gardens redevelopment leading to fears that the historic road would become a dangerous and polluted rat run and that a popular café seating area would be removed.
Local residents started a petition and were supported by Queens Park Councillor Nick Childs to set up a Council e-petition, signed by 100s which he presented together to the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee in January.
The Council subsequently agreed to reverse their plans.
Commenting on the successful campaign, Labour Councillor Nick Childs said:
“I am delighted that sense has prevailed and the voices of the residents of Princes St have been listened to by the Council.
“Princes St is a delightful street teeming with history and is enjoyed by visitors to the lovely pub theatre, coffee shop and GP surgeries and who live there alike. It is an oasis of calm just seconds away from the Old Steine.
“Residents have done a sterling job securing such wide support for their petition and it was a privilege to support and represent them in speaking out for common sense. I look forward to taking a cup of coffee at the outside seating of Frankie Vaughn’s café to celebrate.”
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