Barrow's Cavendish Street night closure 'a success'
- 5 May 2014
- From the section Cumbria
A move to shut a street to protect late-night revellers from traffic has been hailed a success by police
Cavendish Street in Barrow-in-Furness is now shut to all vehicles on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 21:00 BST.
An increase in the number of bars and clubs in the area had led to concerns about pedestrian safety.
Cumbria Police said the move, which began on 17 April, had created a "positive atmosphere", and the street was safer for the public.
Sgt John McIntosh described it a a measure which was "long overdue".
He said: "The closure has already experienced a bank holiday weekend where we expect to see an increase of people in the town's bars and clubs.
"Although it is early days in its implementation, we as a force are pleased with the positive atmosphere that has been created with the added level of safety."