Final phase of Tenbury Wells town centre improvements get underway

Published Thursday, 31st August 2017

Work begins next month on the final phase of Worcestershire County Council 's scheme to improve Tenbury Wells town centre.

The improvements are planned to start on September 11 and be completed by the end of November. They will include new pavement and road surfacing, new bins, planters and bollards as well as an improved pedestrian crossing and street lighting.

Councillor Ken Pollock, local member for Tenbury and Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure, said: "The two phases of work represents an investment of more than £1.2m in Tenbury Wells and are part of our countywide drive to improve the attractiveness of town centres across Worcestershire.

"We understand that town centres are very important to the county's economy and this scheme, as well as others across the county, is an important part of supporting our already booming economy."

The works in Teme Street will complete the existing scheme in Market Street up to Crow Corner, and the work carried out as part of the new Tesco scheme - funded under a S273 agreement as part of the planning permission, saving taxpayer money - which ends by the Regal Cinema.

Disruption will be kept to a minimum as contractors plan to undertake road surfacing at night, while pavement works will be done during the day thereby causing as little disruption to traffic as possible. The impact of works will be minimised further during key events, including Applefest.

Worcestershire County Council recently funded and constructed a new overflow car park for the Town Council on Palmer's Meadow to provide more parking spaces for visitors.