Protests on Somerset roads tomorrow
Drivers are being warned to watch out for slow moving traffic tomorrow as protestors take to the roads. Protestors are bringing attention to the high cost of fuel and the cost of living crisis. Avon & Somerset Police warn of slow-moving roadblocks being planned.
- The first will see vehicles travel northbound on the M5 between Bridgwater and the Almondsbury Interchange from about 8.45am, then head east along the M4 and to junction 1 of the M32. There the convoy is expected to exit, stop for a period of time, before conducting the same route in the opposite direction, arriving back in Bridgwater in the early afternoon.
- A second protest group is due to set off at 8.45am from the same location and carry out a slow-moving protest to the Bristol Road Shell garage. They are expected to block the forecourt during the morning.
Superintendent Tony Blatchford said: “Our protest liaison team has been engaging with the organiser so we can inform the public of the likely disruption and help to minimise it. Nevertheless, drivers can expect journey times will likely be longer than normal, especially on motorways, which often tend to be at their busiest at this time of year. We advise motorists consider any alternative travel plans available and ensure they are suitably prepared in case they are delayed.”
I understand why these protests are happening but I can’t say I agree with the methods. It seems to me that disrupting the lives of local people and those just going about their business will just cause bad feeling, particularly as it will likely mean increased costs as more fuel is burned.
It’s not us they should be disrupting, it’s the politicians in Westminster.