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The Shambles in Worcester City centre is set for a makeover

The scheme to improve The Shambles and Church Street aims to deliver an attractive functional and durable area of the city centre.
The scheme to improve The Shambles and Church Street aims to deliver an attractive functional and durable area of the city centre.
Published Thursday, 6th December 2018

The scheme to improve The Shambles and Church Street aims to deliver an attractive functional and durable area of the city centre.

As part of Worcestershire County Council's Town and City Centre improvements programme, The Shambles and Church Street are set for a makeover in the New Year once Severn Trent have completed their mains renewal work. The scheme is being delivered in partnership with Worcester City Council who are also jointly funding the project.

Councillor Ken Pollock, Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure, said: "I'm delighted to announce this much needed scheme to improve two important streets that lie at the heart of Worcester City. Both are within the Worcester Historic City Conservation Area and will complement the improvements made in other areas of the city over the last few years."

The scheme to improve The Shambles and Church Street aims to deliver an attractive functional and durable area of the city centre.

Included in the scheme are plans to widen footpaths, introduce segregated loading bays, remove obstructions, plant street trees and carry out other updates to improve the overall look and feel of the two streets.

Ahead of the main improvement works starting in spring the County Council will be holding two public information sessions where local residents, visitors and businesses can view the plans and talk to the project team directly about the scheme.

These sessions will be at the Guildhall from 4pm to 7pm on Tuesday 11th December and from 11am to 2pm on Wednesday 12th December.


For those not able to make the sessions, information on the scheme can be seen at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/shambles and any comments can be submitted via email majorprojects@worcestershire.gov.uk by 28th December.