Northampton

Northampton clubs road shut for extra night

A main street in the middle of Northampton's night clubs is to be shut to traffic overnight to cut congestion, crime and disorder.

Bridge Street will close for an extra night on Sunday in anticipation of a busy time in the town centre, a borough council spokesman said.

The road has been closed to traffic between 2200 BST and 0400 BST on Friday and Saturday nights since November.

The extra night's closure is for public safety, the spokesman said.

A new, web-based consultation on the closure policy will begin early in September.

This will give businesses, residents and other people who use the town centre another opportunity to say what they think about the scheme.

Additional closures of Bridge Street took place on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve 2009 - which fell on Thursdays - and proved to be very effective, the council said.

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