Last week the Town Council were advised by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) that they intended to switch on the traffic lights in Snaith on Tuesday 8th September, to help facilitate the increase in traffic brought about by the return to schools, through the town at peak periods .

We are aware that this has caused significant delays on the approaches into Snaith this morning from Rawcliffe and Cowick and from over the Carlton Bridge.  We have also received a number of complaints and comments which we have forwarded to the project team at the East Riding Council.

The general feeling amongst those who have contacted the Town Council is that the traffic should be allowed to flow freely, without the restrictions of the lights. We have therefore raised this with the ERYC, who had a team of people on site this morning to monitor the impact on the traffic. The Town Council have been advised by the ERYC that on Wednesday 09 September the lights will remain switched off and officers will be present to assess the traffic situation without them. This way the ERYC will have a better understanding of which system works with the least amount of disruption.  However, the traffic lights will be operational once again this evening (Tuesday) to allow a full assessment of the situation.

Please note that Snaith & Cowick Town Council do not have any authority over the Newland Bridge works or the consequential traffic management systems, but we will forward on any comments received to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council for review. We will also not respond to any abusive messages received via social media.

Comments can also be sent direct to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council on the following e-mail address

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