BRIDGWATER NEWS: Summer start planned for Fore Street and High Street improvement works
THERE are hopes that the long-awaited improvement works to Bridgwater’s town centre could start in the summer of 2018 – as long as planning permission is granted later in the spring.
Members of Bridgwater’s Town Development Forum were given a presentation by staff from Sedgemoor District Council on Tuesday (March 13, 2018) which showed what is planned and gave them an opportunity to ask questions about the scheme.
The Bridgwater Town Centre Support Project is intended to create an improved environment and experience for town centre visitors.
The £130,000 improvement scheme to Fore Street and High Street will see de-cluttering and freshening up of street furniture such as seats, lamp posts, cycle racks; updating and improved signage and replacement of dying and diseased trees, as well as reconfiguring of the raised area at West Quay.
The architectural lighting of Town Bridge will also follow in the summer.
The Bridgwater Town Centre Support Project will help to deliver a number of projects over a four-year period. These projects aim to increase footfall into the town centre, build a stronger shopping offer, deliver new and improved town centre events to bring more people in and connect the town centre to the England Coast Path.
The Bridgwater Town Centre Support Project was submitted to the CIM Fund by Bridgwater Town Council, in collaboration with Sedgemoor District Council and Bridgwater Town Team.
The overall £310,000 project has already secured the following funding: Sedgemoor District Council £148,000; Bridgwater Town Council - £35,000; Bridgwater Town Team - £10,000; EDF Energy’s CIM Fund - £116,070.