Recent studies have shown that the pedestrianisation of town centres creates safer, greener and healthier streets.
The £3 million invested with partners has seen pavements levelled and resurfaced, extra seating added, trees planted and lighting installed throughout the town centre.
We have created a safe, flexible and social space that can be adapted and used to host community events, markets and social activities. These attractions will draw people in and keep them entertained for longer generating more trade for businesses.
Safe public spaces
We have seen Market Place, Great Square and the High Street transformed into a new public space with one-level paving, street furniture, CCTV, Wi-Fi hotspots, trees, built-in seating areas and new lighting.
We have bicycle racks positioned on the edge of the pedestrianised areas as well as electricity points to power a greater range of market stalls.
Flexible to host events
We have created more space to hold larger events and street markets.
We know how much people value our markets and we want to provide a bigger and more vibrant offer to bring visitors to the town centre.
More space means more stalls, room for seating and additional points for electricity supplies.