Retailers seething over planned Neville St closure

By: Craig Powell

Warkworth retailers are furious at a planned partial closure of Neville Street by Auckland Transport (AT).

Retailers and café owners on Neville Street complain the closure will be devastating for businesses and threatens their livelihoods and jobs.  

AT have advised the partial closure of Neville Street between Queen Street and Alnwick Street will start this month and continue until early June.

The closure is primarily to make repairs to the road due to its deterioration, rather than repairs to the footpath as earlier communication with AT suggested.

The owner of Geoff’s Emporium on Neville Street, Jerry Lamb, says the planned closure could cripple his business, especially if already limited parking becomes unavailable. read more


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