ROYSTON councillors are calling for work to improve the state of Midland Road to begin 'sooner rather than later'.

A meeting is set to be scheduled between traffic operators, engineers and ward members to tackle issues such as parking restrictions, resurfacing and bus stop placement.

Councillors held a ward meeting on Tuesday to discuss issues with the road, which will provide the main access to the development on the former Royston High School site.

"Midland Road has been a mess for some time with parking problems and road bumps," said Cllr Graham Kyte. "It's going to be even more of a mess once this new development comes in."

"Hopefully work is going to start as soon as possible," he added.