8th Dec, 2016

Small jobs will make big difference to Evesham town centre

Joshua Godfrey 9th Apr, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

EVESHAM’S Town Centre has been selected to take part in an improvement project trial to give it a new lease of life.

Following a successful trial across other parts of Worcestershire, work will be carried out to enhance the look of the heart of the town in a bid to make it more attractive for residents and tourists.

Worcestershire County Council’s maintenance contractor Ringway will be stumping up part of the funding for the improvements, along with a total of £4,500 from the three Evesham county councillors divisional funds to allow the work to be carried out on a larger scale.

Work will begin on Monday (April 11) to paint bollards and black iron work at the entrance to the Market Square.

And in Bridge Street signs and footways will be repaired along with the removal of the large metal planters.

Improvement work will also be carried out on both the west and east side of the High Street as part of the project.

Coun John Smith, who represents Evesham North West on Worcestershire County Council, said:

“It’s great news. It’s something I have been pushing for, for a while.

“Hopefully it will improve the look of the town for residents and tourists.

“They are only small jobs that will hopefully make a big difference.”