Leicester residents protest over proposed traffic regulation order

By Shantelle Gondo

Over 100 Leicester residents stood outside in the rain on Monday (NOV1), protesting about the Harrison Road Traffic Regulations Order (TRO), set by the Leicester City Council.

The TRO will restrict all residents and visitors within the area of Stafford Street to Cannon Street and Harrison Road to Belgrave Road from parking outside their homes.

The council will be reducing available parking spaces and requesting them to buy parking tickets, while customers of businesses within the area will be limited to only half an hour parking time.

Residents say they are now being forced to take longer journeys using busier roads, such as Melton Road.

The City Council has advised residents that the reasons of the proposed TRO, is due to problems with school traffic within the area, but they say this has affected the community negatively due to longer journeys.

For more information or to take part in the petition, visit:  https://www.change.org/p/sir-peter-soulsby-objection-to-leicester-city-councils-planned-traffic-regulation-order-for-harrison-rd-area?fbclid=IwAR0SuhdHDbx9uutq2bBFDLpmcNvwjBacdyH5jg6l99v487FY1EJLHSV9_sM