Concerned St James residents say they are being “left in the dark” as they prepare for traffic for Coventry City’s ‘home’ games making their streets even busier.
Four members of St James Residents Association (SJRA) attended a hastily-convened meeting with the authorities last month following the announcement of Coventry City’s move to Sixfields.
But in a five-page letter sent to Northamptonshire County Council and Northampton Borough Council, SJRA has expressed its concerns over a lack of information since.
In the letter, SJRA also calls for a number of measures to help ease congestion in the district on match days.
The suggestions include the re-phasing of traffic lights, road closures and avoiding kick-off clashes.
Other measures proposed include park-and-ride schemes, using areas such as Dallington Park and industrial areas for parking, a match day parking permit scheme and setting up dialogue with rail and bus companies to provide transport for Coventry City fans.
Speaking about the Coventry move, SJRA secretary Graham Croucher said: “To coin an old phrase, we will have to suck it and see. We don’t know how many people are going to come from Coventry yet .
“It is going to be all weekend, every weekend once the Saints games kick in as well.
“There has been no work on the infrastructure and we are always being kept in the dark.
“We have seen millions spent in Kingsthorpe and at Barnes Meadow, but the most important gateway to the town has had no investment.
“People in St James are angry about this,” Mr Croucher added.