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Roadworks not as bad as first feared
2:00pm Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
ROADWORKS in Pershore predicted to cause traffic mayhem have not been as bad as feared, say traders.
Businesses had been concerned that roadworks to replace old iron gas works, restricting traffic to one way, would cause big tailbacks.
Matters were made worse when Severn Trent said it needed to carry out emergency works on a High Street sewer.
Pat Wilson, owner of Fladbury Flowers, said: “The town centre is quiet but the weather is horrible.
I wouldn’t think the roadworks are having much of an effect. Our deliveries are taking longer but the works have to be done.”
Wychavon and the market town partnership have tried to counteract disruption by giving cash to the town’s Pride loyalty card scheme, with the monthly prize draw winner receiving £250 in vouchers for February and March. The first draw takes place today.
Fiona Abbott, of Three Little Pigs, said: “I have noticed more people putting their cards in the collection point here.
“It has been a positive talking point.”