RESIDENTS in Guisborough have told the local council that they are not happy with traffic management in the town.

Traders and residents complained about parking and congestion, at a meeting with officers from Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council's technical services department.

Points raised included congestion caused by the traffic lights at the market cross junction during peak times, and unnecessary delay caused during quiet times, and increased car parking charges.

The community forum meeting was organised by Councillor Valerie Halton, who represents Belmont ward in the town.

She said: "The meeting gave the opportunity for people to express their concerns and suggestions, and the engineer's contribution was appreciated.

"However, it was clear from this meeting that the residents and business people of Guisborough do not believe that Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council take notice of the people."

Tony Gordon, a council engineer who attended the forum, said he would discuss the points the residents raised.