Boost for the County's town centres

Evesham High Street Published Friday, 15th February 2019

Worcestershire County Council's Town Centre Improvement programme has been extended and given a £2.5 million boost following approval at yesterday's Full Council meeting.

Since the programme began, over £5 million has been spent on improving the county's public spaces at the heart of town centres.

A further £2.5million over the next 2 years has now been approved for improvements in Evesham, Redditch, Stourport and Worcester.  

Councillor Ken Pollock, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and infrastructure for Worcestershire County Council said: "Our town centre improvement schemes help us to preserve Worcestershire's great historic character.".

"The schemes are an essential part of keeping the county Open for Business and ensuring we continue to develop Worcestershire’s economy, particularly as a centre for sustainable tourism."

Recently completed schemes have seen significant improvements to several of the county's town centre areas, including Cathedral Square in Worcester, Alcester Street in Redditch and both Market and Teme St in Tenbury Wells.

These improvement schemes have seen the County Council work successfully in partnership with District Councils across the county

Works typically include reconstruction and resurfacing of the road, the installation of new footways, new street furniture, removal of unnecessary clutter and improved crossing facilities.

Works continue to progress well on current schemes on Worcester Street, Kidderminster and work is due to start shortly on improving The Shambles, Worcester.