WORRIED traders expressed their concerns at a second meeting of the proposed road works and travel disruptions in and around Ascot.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSE) met with the business owners to talk about its project between Ascot and Chobham to try and come to a compromise.

Businesses were worried they would 'lose out' in the peak season of summer because road works would mean less people would want to drive in traffic and diversion routes to get to their local shops.

However, according to Councillor Hilton, SSE have agreed to put signs which will state the retailers will still be open during the travel disruptions.

Councillor David Hilton, principal member for regeneration in Ascot, said: "SSE met the businesses and agreed to put signs up stating the retailers and others were open for business.

Despite this, Joy McDonnell, Coco boutique owner, said: "I have already ordered thousands of pounds worth of stock.

"Summer is our season and we have lots of clients that we will just lose out on. It is unbelievable."

The examination period was also a worry for parents, due to the road works causing delays to students getting to and from school.

SSE have announced they will be continue their road works on June 24 on Devonish Road towards South Ascot.

Cllr Hilton added: "This means no disruptions during exam times and a lot of the work will be carried out in the school holidays."