Road closures in Eastleigh's town-centre are due to be considered by the council next week.

The road closures are being considered after a petition was submitted to Eastleigh Borough Council by the Eastleigh Town Centre Action Group (ETCAG) on the pedestrianisation of High Street and Market Street.

The closure has been in place since June 15, the same day that all non-essential services were due to open, sparking fury among business owners in the area.

The petition which contains more than 1700 signatures will be considered by the Local Area Committee at Eastleigh Borough Council in a meeting on Tuesday September 15.

The petition reads: “We petition Eastleigh Borough Council to reverse their decision to make the car parking bays on Leigh Road Disabled Only and to re-open Market Street and High Street to traffic.

"The independent small businesses who have managed to make it through the Covid-19 Lockdown will not survive an extended period where our customers are unable to park for a short period close to the shops and pop in.

"Please sign the petition to keep Eastleigh Town Centre open!”

At the meeting representatives of the group will be invited to address the Committee on the issues created by the closure.

Lorraine Gardener, the chair of the ETCAG and a business owner in the area, will be leading the address to the local area committee along with two other members of the community who have been affected by the closures.