A BUSY Evesham car park in the heart of the town centre is set to be given a major £75,000 revamp as part of resurfacing plans proposed by council chiefs.
The two week project will see the Bewdley Street Car Park fully resurfaced for the first time since it was built in 1980 after a report to Wychavon District Council found it was ‘no longer economical’ to carry on patching up the worn out tarmac.
Councillors on Wychavon’s Executive Board discussed making the £75,000 available for the resurfacing work at a meeting on Wednesday (July 13).
Council chiefs have said it is ‘essential’ the car park is maintained so it is safe and attractive for residents and visitors in the town. Last year Wychavon raked in £45,000 from the car park from Pay and Display ticket sales.
The works are expected to be carried out in mid-September or early October in order to make sure the full closure of the car park avoids the MOP Fair and before the Christmas shopping season starts.
Contractors will also look at the drains on the car park as part of the revamp and work will be carried out if necessary.
Coun Jo Sandalls, who represents Evesham North on Wychavon District Council, said: “It hasn’t been resurfaced since it was first built in 1980.
“It is in need of resurfacing as it’s a very important car park in the town and is very widely used.
“I can for see that when the Old Brewery Car Park closes, Bewdley Street will become a very important car park.
“This work is very much needed.”