This is something that has been trialled throughout July viz: Closure of part of Poole Park to traffic Mon-Fri inclusive 4pm-6pm and extending opening during the morning from 10am to 9am. I understand the reason behind this is to stop traffic from using the park as a short cut and also to allow people to enjoy the tranquillity of the park and its facilities. The council wishes to receive views on this trial. There are forms you can complete at The Ark but you can also offer responses on-line- www.poole.gov.uk/consultations and also proposals for the Poole Park Life Heritage Lottery Fund Bid at www.pooleprojects.net/pooleparklife. However, responses have to be received by 06 August 2016
I have been contacted by residents from Baiter and also along Parkstone Road who have reacted negatively to the trial as they have been extremely concerned at the delay in travelling from Newfoundland Drive roundabout towards the Civic Centre. I have personally monitored the traffic flow on a regular basis and the roundabout at the top of Seldown Road has been gridlocked. One irate resident informed me it had taken 25 minutes to travel from Newfoundland Drive to Ashley Cross.