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Work on The Shambles is progressing well

Photo of the Shambles paving Published Monday, 13th May 2019

The city centre programme of improvement works for The Shambles in Worcester is progressing well.

Work is currently focussed on the western footway and includes resurfacing the footways and carriageway, introducing segregated loading bays for delivery vehicles, planting suitable trees, improving street furniture and upgrading street lighting.

Over the coming weeks, work will continue down the western footway towards Pump Street and then switch to the eastern footway and work back up The Shambles.

Councillor Ken Pollock, Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure, said: "Work on The Shambles is progressing nicely and you can already see the difference these improvements are making.

"Once the work is complete, the area will be significantly improved, providing another example of the investments being made to improve the city and town centres across Worcestershire."

Marie Samuels, Retail Area Manager at Pavers Shoes, said: “We joined The Shambles over a year ago now and the area has seen some vast improvements to the thoroughfare.

"The shop remains open during all of the ongoing works. The teams have kept us updated and we have worked alongside them to ensure as little disruption as possible to trade.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused to our customers at this time but look forward to working in an improved environment when the work is complete.”

For the latest updates on the project, please visit the Shambles pages on the Council's website.