How did The Trial come about?

  • In 2008 the Axbridge Action Group worked in partnership with other organisations to commission an ‘Axbridge Streets and Parking Options Appraisal’.
  • The 2008 report came about as a direct result of Axbridge residents’ input to the Parish Plan in 2006.  Eight out of ten respondents to the Parish Plan questionnaire said that speeding traffic was one of their issues of greatest concern.  The people of Axbridge wanted more pedestrian friendly streets with a particular focus on The Square.   Generally people did not seek to exclude cars but wanted spaces where the design of the streets allowed better and safer pedestrian access.
  • The Axbridge Community Partnership was formed in 2011 to bring together representatives from local organisations to ensure good communication and collaborative working to help improve the local community.
  • The Streets of Axbridge Project, of which this trial is the first part, is sponsored by the Axbridge Community Partnership and delivered by the Axbridge Action Group.

Getting Involved

If you would like to get involved then please let us know. We are keen to work with as many local people as we can, who share our goal of making this community an even better place to live in and to visit.