There were calls to pedestrianise Marlow High Street after High Wycombe start outdoor dining and music on the streets.

In Wycombe, the high street is going to be closed to all traffic every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 2.30pm.

The idea is to encourage more people to visit, allow restaurants to expand beyond their doors while also making it safer for shoppers.

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Neil Wragg, an award-winning bag maker featured on the BBC, asked the question on Twitter saying: “Imagine if Marlow’s High St was awash with diners and music, better than clogged with cars?”

However, Marlow Town Council has said that High Wycombe is a “very different town” when questioned about pedestrianising their High Street.

With there being only one main street the worry is that this would negatively affect local shops and businesses that have just reopened whilst having a knock-on effect on traffic flow.

A spokesman said: “We understand that High Wycombe has plans to pedestrianise its town centre roads in order to encourage outdoor dining and music.

“Marlow is a very different town and much smaller, with only one main street, so difficult to close.

“We also know from past history and recent retailer research that closing the High Street would impact our shops and businesses when they are just re-opening.

“Traffic flow would also be negatively affected."

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“We are of course encouraging more outdoor dining spaces outside pubs and restaurants where practicable.

“We have introduced a ‘quiet way’ scheme, currently in progress in Trinity Road, which will be closed to all traffic except bicycles and mobility vehicles.”

The ‘quietway’ will be trialled on Trinity road becoming part of a range of measures to promote walking and cycling in the area.

The scheme is similar to the Low Traffic Neighbourhoods that are being trialled in other areas of the country.

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Buckinghamshire council have said that they are working closely with partners and local businesses to come up with the best solution in the reopening of the town centres.

A spokesman for Buckinghamshire council said: “We are working hard with our town centre partners and local businesses to ensure that they can re-open safely.

“We are also looking into various options across Buckinghamshire to revitalise our town and village centres but remain mindful of the Government regulations and roadmap before any decisions are made.”