Swansea Council have reached out to a Norwich based radio DJ to consult on whether or not Wind Street should be pedestrianised.

Radio Norwich presenter Alan Partridge, famed for his critical view on the pedestrianisation of Norwich High Street, will hopefully join a task force of traders and councillors next month to advise on his experiences in the East Anglian city.

Councillor Pete Bowen said: “We needed to source a consultant with real life experience of the pedestrianisation of key city centre streets.

“It was actually one of my political rivals who suggested I make contact with Alan, which was a surprisingly noble thing for him to do, so I’ve emailed his PA Lynn.”

Councillor Bowen continued: “We’re all agreed something is needed so that we can retain our Purple Flag status, usually the chair of the meeting draws a yes or no out of a hat, but the Purple Flag criteria is quite strict.

“We’ve had to work on until 4pm at least once to understand it all.”

Spokesperson for Pear Tree Productions Theresa Connell said: “Mr Partridge is aware of the request, but is currently busy driving around Cumbria eating Toblerones.

“We’d also like to add that his comments on the pedestrianisation of Norwich City Centre were made mid coitus and that there is no Dixon’s on Wind Street.”

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