Consultation on closing Meadow and Milford Roads

Reading Borough Council has launched an informal consultation on closure of Milford and Meadow Roads to through traffic near the junction of the two roads.

The closure would stop through traffic between the area and the industrial estate. The Bell Tower Community Association has been working with the council for some years on this and supports the closure, which would stop rat-running through the area. Drivers are more likely to use the area as a short cut when the Cow Lane bridges are fully open in early 2019 so we are hoping to prevent this.

Residents have been sent consultation letters with response forms that can be returned to the councillors via free post. Alternatively, if you have any comments or questions you can email our councillors directly. The deadline for responses is Friday 1 June:

Tony Page:

Mohammed Ayub:

Karen Rowland:



    Good Afternoon

    We are the Talbot Group of Companies and we own and operate out of our warehouse in Ross Road
    We have a complete range of vehicles coming and going a daily – From small van to 44m/t actic’s

    Closing Meadow Road would take away our access

  • Bell Tower Community Association

    We understand that access would somehow have to be maintained, and this would need to be discussed with the council as part of the consultation process. We expect it will also be necessary to remove some or all of the width restrictions in the area, as otherwise there would be no access to parts of Addison Road and Cardiff Road for emergency vehicles. Removal of width restrictions could offer an alternative route if parking restrictions are placed on some corners.

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