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Saturday Night Revellers Invited to Have Say On St Nicholas Street Closure

Scarborough's Saturday night revellers are being invited to take part in a consultation, which will help determine if a pilot road closure scheme should continue beyond this year.

For the past four months, St Nicholas Street in the town centre has been closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles from 11pm on a Saturday night to 4am the following morning.

The idea behind the road closure has been to make the street a much safer place for the large numbers of revellers who congregate outside bars and often spill out into the road.

The pilot, initially due to run for 18 months, is now scheduled to end on 31 December, with Scarborough Borough Council, county council colleagues, North Yorkshire Police and other agencies, eager to know what people think before considering whether or not the trial should continue into 2016.

The council’s Safer Communities Partnership has produced an online survey, aimed at people who come into Scarborough on a Saturday night, which can be accessed online at

Scarborough Borough Council Community Safety and Safeguarding Manager, Sandra Rees, said:

"The pilot road closure was introduced following consultation with licensees, taxi drivers and other night time economy stakeholders and has the safety of pedestrians very much at its heart. We want to know what impact it’s had before we can consider whether or not it should continue beyond the end of this year."

During ongoing consultation between now and the end of the year, statistics will also be gathered, together with the views of night time economy businesses.

Main photo by The Local People Photo Archive on Flickr

Saturday Night Revellers Invited to Have Say On St Nicholas Street Closure Reviewed by Editor on 19:31:00 Rating: 5

1 comment:

  1. It doesn't seem to make much sense that for years the heart of Scarborough town Centre has been pedestrianised, yet one of the busiest pub streets in the town centre has not. Do we not have a planning committee?


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