Pedestrian paradise on Wyle Cop

You may have noticed changes are afoot in Shrewsbury town centre. Last week saw the closure of Beeches Way and on the 30th June it was the turn of Wyle Cop. The work being undertaken includes kerb realignment and the installation of a zebra crossing on Beeches Lane to replace the old Pelican Crossing.

It is thankfully business as usual on Wyle Cop, with all the independent shops, cafes and businesses open as normal.  We are pleased to say pedestrians are enjoying strolling around a car free Cop. In fact, one of our customers here at It’s a nomad life has just described wandering around the street today as ‘perfection’. 

‘It is just lovely being able to pass from one side of the street to the other with complete ease and take in all the shops’, said a regular visitor to the town. ‘It’s just so lovely and peaceful’.

So why not take advantage of a car free Cop and come and have a stroll? It is a wonderful opportunity to take it all in!

The closure of Wyle Cop to vehicles is due to last for two weeks (after which it will be the turn of St. Julain’s Friars). During the closure period Wyle Cop is available for access from Dogpole.

There is information about the closure and plans on the Shropshire Council website.


Vicky Vicky

Vicky runs local antiques business It's a nomad life with her partner Sam Handbury-Madin. The shop, which moved from Wyle Cop to Green Lane in 2015, sells Tribal and Asian art and collectables from around the world. Vicky is a Shropshire lass, who moved back to Shrewsbury in 2008 after time spent in Italy, London and St. Andrews (where she studied archaeology and ancient history). She met her husband Sam on her return and they opened It's a nomad life in 2012, combining their love of travel and old things! Vicky also works as a Freelance Fundraising Consultant.

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