BEACONSFIELD residents fed up with their roads being used as a rat run by drivers are being given the chance to have their say about the future of traffic and transport in the town.

Increased traffic congestion has led Bucks County Council to draw up a draft strategy to improve transport in the town following a major study by consultants Colin Buchanan and Partners.

The strategy aims to tackle the adverse effects of traffic and also widen travel choices by providing realistic alternatives to the car.

Public exhibitions are being held to provide residents with the chance to have their say on the matter.

The exhibitions will provide detailed information about the draft strategy which is looking at tackling the issue both in the medium and long term.

Rodney Royston, Portfolio holder for planning and transportation, said: "People's views are important in shaping the future of Beaconsfield. The transport strategy will influence travel and the character of the town for many years to come. This is their chance to make a difference. I would strongly encourage people to come along and tell us what they think."

The plan will be on display at Beaconsfield Town Hall, Penn Road, Beaconsfield, on Thursday and Friday from 5pm to 9.30pm and at St Michael's Church, Grenfell Road, Beaconsfield, between 9am and 6pm.