Mayor Calls Time On Spine Road Debate Blaming Councillor Interruptions

A spine road linking Maple Road with Wincombe Lane was promised when plans for the eastern development estate were first published.

Last night, Shaftesbury Town councillors were set to decide how they would attempt to get this new road built. But the mayor called time on the debate. Cllr Hollingshead claimed two councillors were wasting time with interruptions and challenges.

A member of the public called for a debate on the proposed bus gate. He compared the proposed private vehicle restriction on Mampitts Lane with the new barriers installed in Northern Ireland following civil unrest in 1969. It was a heated meeting.