Environment Secretary criticises Bushy Park traffic reduction scheme | teddington.nub.news
Environment Secretary George Eustice MP has criticised a traffic reduction trial in Teddington’s Bushy Park, stating that he would “prefer to see the park re-opened.”
The Conservative MP said closing the roads in the park to traffic has “increased congestion and associated problems around surrounding roads” and expressed his scepticism of the scheme.
But he agreed that the decision is in the hands of The Royal Parks, the charity which manages Bushy Park.
Mr Eustice, who lives not far from Bushy Park, made the comments in an email to a local resident.
The email was reported on by local news station Radio Jackie this morning.
A spokesperson for the Royal Parks defended the scheme.