THE greater part of Cricklade Street in Cirencester is a Pedestrian Zone, Mon-Sat, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, except for loading only.

That is made clear by two large signs either side of the road at the entrance to the street. A photograph I took yesterday (Thursday, October 18) at lunch-time, shows one of those signs and a motorist ignoring it.

Most week days I walk along Cricklade Street in the late morning. This has been my habit for many months.

It has been a very rare experience for me to do that walk without seeing a car driving along the street.

I am unaware of any system in being for enforcing the restriction against motorists. Yesterday, during the short time it took me to walk the length of the pedestrianised part of Cricklade Street. I counted five cars driving along it.

What is the point of having a pedestrian zone if motorists regularly use it and the authorities make no attempt to enforce the restriction?

John Hodgson