Nothing could be worse than the present situation where through traffic speeds through our neighbourhood. A resident of Woodside has written to us about an incident recently when she was assisting her elderly sick father from a taxi after a trip to hospital. Through traffic continued to come towards them at great speed, with one driver in particular refusing to stop or even slow down as she helped her father across the road. Her father was forced to jump to one side to escape injury. The car almost hit the side of the taxi door. She told us: “It was an absolutely frightening and extremely upsetting experience and could have had tragic consequences.” Our scheme will remove through traffic, so this could not happen in our proposed solution. Every property will continue to be accessible by vehicles so there will be no change to the present position where taxis, ambulances and any other support or emergency vehicle can get to any property