Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Cycle racks to return but who knows where

CYCLE stands are to be reinstalled in Henley but the locations haven’t been agreed.

CYCLE stands are to be reinstalled in Henley but the locations haven’t been agreed.

The three racks, costing £1,800 each, were put in Duke Street, Bell Street and at the junction of Friday Street and Thames Side earlier this year but were removed within weeks because they were unstable.

A meeting of Henley Town Council’s traffic advisory committee heard they were now ready to be put back.

Keith Stenning, Oxfordshire County Council’s area steward, said: “We are looking to reinstall them in a more stable manner.”

Councillor Elizabeth Hodgkin said residents had objected to having the racks in Friday Street, adding: “They felt it cluttered that area.”

Mr Stenning replied: “We were led by a consultation process and we received approval. We can hold them and wait until you know where to put them in — no problem.”

Town and county councillor David Nimmo Smith said: “A stand needs to be located at the bottom of Friday Street — there needs to be something in that area.”

He added: “Someone needs to say where they should go.”

The stands have a double loop design and are made from stainless steel to fit in with the conservation area.

The committee will come up with preferred locations.

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