Revamp ‘will be a boost for local businesses’ - The Evesham Observer

Revamp ‘will be a boost for local businesses’

Evesham Editorial 20th Oct, 2021   0

COUNCIL chiefs have claimed a revamp of Port Street and at the Waterside junction will make a huge difference to businesses and Evesham residents.

Coun Alan Amos made the claim after improvement work which included repaving the footways on Port Street, the reconfiguration of the area outside the former Talbot Pub and updating traffic signals at the junction, was completed.

A new pedestrian crossing across Waterside, the upgrade of traffic signals on Port Street and enhanced streetlighting have also formed part of the work.

“These improvements have made a huge difference to the area for both people visiting and the local businesses,” Coun Amos said.

The works have allowed some of the local businesses an opportunity to carry out some external improvements to their store fronts, and Creative Design and Print Solutions were one of those.

Mike Taylor from Creative Design and Print Solutions, said: “When I first learned of the plans to undertake major road works and enhancements in Port Street, I was filled with dread at the thought of the disruption it would cause. Fortunately, my fears were unfounded.

“Throughout the process, all of those involved with the work were courteous and helpful and went out of their way to assist both the owners of the premises and the pedestrians using the street.

“It also enabled many of the owners to undertake their own repairs and enhancements to their offices and shop fronts without the problem of traffic. In particular, the project manager for the works, took the time to contact and keep us informed of timescales and opportunities to make use of the various traffic flows, so we were able to scaffold our premises without the need to arrange our own traffic control.

The works were carried out as part of the Council’s Town Centre Improvement Programme, which also includes recent improvements made on Pump Street in Worcester, High Street in Stourport and Market Place in Redditch.

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