Final improvements to Tenbury public realm scheme announced

Tenbury Published Tuesday, 14th March 2017

Worcestershire County Council has announced that work on the final phase of improvements to Tenbury Wells' main shopping area will be completed this autumn.

 The first phase of work between Crow Corner and the end of Market Square was completed by the County Council's contractor, Ringway, in spring 2015.


The second phase is currently being completed by contractors working on behalf of Tesco. This phase is due for completion before the new store opens at the end of April and is being funded by the retailer.


The third and final phase of work on Teme Street, which links together the first two phases, is due to start in September and be completed by mid-November. This final phase is being funded by Worcestershire County Council and will be carried out by their contractor, Ringway.


The work will include improvements to the footways and the installation of new street furniture to match that installed in the first two phases. Care will be taken to minimise disruption during the town's calendar of autumn events.


Cllr Ken Pollock, Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet Member for Economy, Skills & Infrastructure and Local Member for the Tenbury division, said: "Investment of this kind in our town centres, including those in more rural areas, is vital if we are to ensure they are functional yet attractive spaces where people can visit, shop and enjoy their leisure time. We do recognise that the work can be disruptive which is why we are having a break from it over the summer. Once the scheme is complete, we will have an attractive area of which we can all be proud."


The County Council's contractor, Alun Griffiths Ltd, has recently completed the construction of a new overflow car park on Palmer's Meadow which will provide welcome additional parking capacity particularly when the town is hosting special events.