THE debate over the closure of Walton Street is to continue tonight with a residents' meeting.

The route was closed earlier this year for resurfacing and the county council then decided to keep it closed on a trial basis and is consulting the public on the proposal.

Now a group called Jericho Connections is staging a meeting with a view to getting the street reopened.

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It says it wants the street reopened for six months while baseline data is collected prior to a formal consultation.

Oxford Mail:

People will gather for the Jericho Connections discussion at a house in St Barnabas Street, Jericho.

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And a My Jericho discussion group will talk about the closure at 5.15pm at the community centre.

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Last month the council said: “The formal consultation will run for six months during which time if problems are identified then we could abandon or alter the restriction in place.

Oxford Mail:

"Any decision to make the closure permanent would be taken by the cabinet member for transport Yvonne Constance at a public meeting.”

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The maximum duration the trial will be in place for is 18 months.