SHROPSHIRE Council say they will not be reintroducing road closures to Green End and High Street to help with social-distancing, but hat the plan remains 'under review'.

Earlier in the year Whitchurch's main shopping streets were closed to vehicle traffic to help with social-distancing.

For many the road closures were unpopular, with several businesses making impassioned pleas to the town council to have the closure removed.

These please were ultimately successful and as the social-distancing requirements are reviewed as the country heads out of lockdown, Shropshire Council say they will not be bringing the road closure back.

A spokesman for Shropshire Council said "We're putting in place measures to ensure that people can safely and easily visit and navigate the county’s market towns in line with social distancing regulations and latest guidance from government.

"The development of these measures has been derived from town centre visits and discussions with councillors, town and parish councils, business improvement districts, chambers of commerce, and our highways and transport officers.

"The measures are for public safety and to support town centre recovery in line with the government’s easing of lockdown restrictions.

"The temporary closure introduced in the summer has been removed, but will remain under review.

"Footfall will continue to be monitored, and people visiting Whitchurch are being urged to follow the latest social distancing guidance, and to ensure that face coverings are worn where required, and should any measures need to be reinstated this will be the case following appropriate advice."