A week last Monday lunch time I took this photo of a large Waitrose delivery lorry trying to turn behind Henley Town Hall and having to eventually reverse up West Street bringing the traffic to a stand still.
I think this was probably a genuine mistake by the driver who was trying to deliver to Waitrose but perhaps he needs a new sat nav?!
However I think it is time that Oxfordshire County Council introduces a weight limit restriction for Henley bridge like Marlow to stop heavy lorries coming over our grade 1 listed bridge which has been damaged enough by boats. I know that this is the pot calling the kettle but this more serious than my fairy lights!
The lorries should be redirected to come into the town via the Reading Road and Fairmile only. Deliveries should also be restricted to either early or late morning not at a busy lunch time.
With technology these days with vehicle number plate recognition this is surely easy to police too.
I’m really concerned about the quality of life for the Henley residents with the pollution the HGVs add and the protecting our wonderful grade 1 listed bridge.