Tenbury town centre improvements modified

THE main features of the Tenbury town centre improvements have been outline ahead of a public exhibition.

It has been modified following a consultation exercise last year and aims to improve attractiveness and safety in the main thoroughfare through the town centre.

The hope is that it will also act as a catalyst for future investment bringing potential economic benefits.

It covers Teme Street, Market Street and has now also been extended to the Round Market area.

Main design points include: gateway features at Cross Street, Kyrewood Road and Teme Street at the Tenbury side of the bridge to indicate to drivers and visitors that they are entering the re-designed town centre; the retention of the pelican crossing and on-street car parking; new pavement surfacing and street furniture; and movement of an outbound bus stop to outside Lloyds Bank.

The work will be undertaken in 2014 in conjunction with the building of the new Tesco supermarket on the former Cattle Market site in the town.

"Tenbury is in transition and poised to embrace a step forward in commerce and culture,” said Ken Pollock, who represents Tenbury on Worcestershire County Council.

“These improvements, along with the building of the Tesco supermarket, are the next major changes to the town centre designed to stimulate its trade and tourism.”

"A lot of hard work has gone into these plans, which have been shaped by comments from the community following a consultation last year.

"I'd encourage anyone with an interest to come along to the information events on December 9 and 11 at The Pump Rooms to find out more about this scheme that will benefit our town."

Anyone unable to attend the information events can find out more online via www.worcestershire.gov.uk/tenburyexhibition

Those wishing to share their comments can do so until February 1 2014 by completing a questionnaire available in hard-copy format from Tenbury Library and the Pump Rooms or online www.worcestershire.gov.uk/tenburyexhibition.

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