COUNCILLORS in Wem have welcomed proposals to turn the town centre into a one-way system in a bid to tackle COVID-19.

Shropshire Council has announced that they are looking a number of ways of safely reopening towns across Shropshire in a coronavirus-friendly way, and in Wem that involves turning the high street into a one-way system.

Wem Town Council has entertained the idea of a one-way system through the town for some time, with some side roads one-way already.

Members of Shropshire council went for a walk around the town to asses the idea, joined by Councillor Edward Towers, who said the meeting was positive.

"We did a walk around town, along New Street. Hight Street, past the fire station and Noble Street and back up Park Road and were looking for places we could suggest social distancing might need adjustment.

"We only got to New Street before the topic of one-way came up as the pavement is so narrow.

"There was a good exchange, about an hour, and I think the results of that we're very positive.

"It's very clear Shropshire Council wanted to move at speed on this. Temporary measures can be taken away if there is a problem occurring but they can also become a permanent feature of town life."

Cllr John Murray meanwhile expressed concerns over current COVID-19 measures, specifically the size and positioning of signs.

He said: "Had a call to say these small and tiny signs, people cant read them. Quite a lot of people are having difficulty seeing them let alone reading them.

"They're also too high."