THE hot topic of debate in Chippenham this month has been the installation of traffic lights at the five way junction at the top of New Road.

They replaced the mini roundabout with the aim of improving traffic flow but so far residents don't agree as long queues have built up and there's frustration at the lack of a right turn from Foundry Lane into Langley Road.

Town Cllr Peter Bishop said: "This major redesign should have brought about an improvement to traffic flow, but it has made things worse at peak periods. It seems that when more than three cars need to turn right towards the Aldi store the whole junction grinds to a halt."

Chippenham's Chamber of Commerce's Tom Jacques said Highways needed a strategic approach to traffic in Chippenham rather than "fiddling around the edges."

Cllr Murry said it was essential the lights were remedied as soon as possible to alleviate traffic congestion on the rotary.

However Wiltshire traffic engineers are working on adjusting the sequence of lights to ease congestion and improve flow.