If you’ve been through the town centre recently – especially up to the corner of Hope Street and Queens Street – it’s likely you’ve spotted the ongoing town centre improvement works.
There’s quite a few works planned, and this is just the first stage of a £420,000 investment to improve paving and street furniture in the heart of the town.
We’re working alongside contractors DAWNUS, and paving works are on-track to be finished in the autumn.
We’ve just started putting down borders of black granite slabs outside some of the shops.
Our officers and contractors are also making sure shops aren’t affected badly by the works – pedestrian safety and access will be prioritised at all times, and it’s important to note that shops near the works are still open for business.
“We want to cause as little disruption as possible”
Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “While these works will be quite an improvement to the appearance of the town centre, we also want to cause as little disruption as possible to footfall and neighbouring shops and businesses.
“We’ll engage with them throughout the works to make sure we can minimise impact to their day-to-day work.”APPLY FOR A PUPIL DEVELOPMENT GRANT