Security measures decision due in December.

There have been more than 170 responses to Bath & North East Somerset Council’s controversial proposals to introduce preventative anti-terrorism measures in the city.

The figure has been released in an update for residents who had been asked to comment on the traffic regulation order the authority wants to introduce.

The proposed city centre security scheme aims to install hostile vehicle mitigation measures as a protective method to reduce risks associated with vehicle borne threats posed by terrorists and criminals, whilst maintaining managed access to the city centre for residents, businesses and blue badge holders.

The council is thanking residents for more than 170 responses it received to the traffic regulation orders (TRO) consultation since it opened on September 23.

The responses are currently being reviewed and the results will be published in a report expected in December, which will include a recommendation on a final decision.

Ahead of this, the council will continue to work with community and disability groups to ensure accessibility issues are addressed should the scheme be approved and the TROs implemented.

The final decision will be made by the council’s Director of Place Management and Councillor Manda Rigby, cabinet member for Transport.

Councillor Manda Rigby said: “Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to our consultation and to those who attended one of our face-to-face information sessions. These responses are currently being considered in detail before a final report is published with recommendations during December. If the scheme is approved we will work with blue badge holders, residents and businesses on the managed access arrangements.”

Visit the project webpage to find out more about the scheme.

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  1. THE COUNCIL ARE NOT ENGAGING WITH BLUE BADGE HOLDERS, WE ARE ALMOST TOTALLY EXCLUDED ACCESS, SINCE THE FIRST LOCK DOWN TO DATE. THEIR PROPOSALS TO STOP USE FROM PARKING IN RESIDENTS PARKING AREAS ARE JUST ABOUT THE LAST STRAW. MANY OF US ARE NOT ABLE TO GO ANYWHERE IN OUR CITY. MAKING OUR LIVES LIKE THE FIRST LOCKDOWN – BUT EVERY DAY.

    I could tell you much more verbally. and give you an idea of what the reality is like Julie

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