SIR – I was interested to read this week that the government has called on councils to suspend the roll-out of the schemes after concerns that they are too dangerous for pedestrians. (The Times, 25 July 2018).

Apparently this is after a large number of complaints from interested organisations, especially those for the blind and partially-sighted.

I would add that such schemes are not safe for small children, who are often taught to stop at the kerb and wait for an adult to see them across the road.

In Bell Street and Church Street children have no reference points to keep them from running into traffic.

So, is it time for Hampshire County Council and Test Valley Borough Council to heed government advice and review the Market Place scheme and other shared-space zones in Romsey?