James Brokenshire has urged people to show their support for Bexley Village now that the Cray River Bridge has reopened. It brings to an end a three month closure and restores access to Bexley Village’s vibrant high street of shops, restaurants and other businesses.
During a recent visit to the village, James spoke to a number of business owners and shared their relief that the bridge, despite what has been a difficult period for many traders, has opened two months earlier than originally planned.
The bridge is not suitable for large, heavy HGVs and has a 7.5 tonne limit in place. This will be policed by a CCTV camera to make sure that HGVs avoid the Village and to protect those using its pavements and walkways.
Commenting in Bexley Village, James said:
“The reopening of the Cray River Bridge is great news for local residents and businesses. I pay tribute to the Council and its contractors for completing the works ahead of schedule.”
“I know that many traders have had a difficult time over the past three months with the loss of footfall and reduced access caused by the works. I hope that local people can show their support for Bexley Village and get behind the local shops, cafés and restaurants that all contribute to making Bexley High Street a diverse, vibrant and special place to visit”.