West Leeds: Shop owners’ fury over road closure

Calverley business owners Andrew 'Brad' Bradley, Peter Frost, Mick Browning, Anita Patel and Richard Kennedy. Picture by Tony Johnson

Calverley business owners Andrew 'Brad' Bradley, Peter Frost, Mick Browning, Anita Patel and Richard Kennedy. Picture by Tony Johnson

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Frustrated business owners in Calverley claim a council decision to close an entire main road for roadworks has had a “nightmare” effect on trade.

Leeds City Council wrote to residents and businesses six weeks ago to inform them of resurfacing work on Woodhall Road, which would take two weeks and involve closing the road from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

But shop owners in the village say they have seen sales plummet and questioned why the whole road has to be shut.

 

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