Work will soon start to carry out a number of improvements to the public areas across Wellingborough Town Centre as part of the Borough Council of Wellingborough’s public realm strategy.
A review of Wellingborough Town Centre was carried out in 2018 and identified potential areas which could be enhanced to create a well-connected green town centre.
The council has secured funding through the Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) scheme and invested capital towards carrying out improvements to the public realm, which will help fund the first phase of the project.
The hard landscaped areas, footpaths and planters outside the Tithe Barn Hall, Wellingborough which connect this area to the town centre will be enhanced and developed starting the week commencing 10 November as part of the first phase. The works will also include the redecoration of three light columns and are anticipated to be complete at the end of November.
There are various improvements to the parks within Wellingborough that have been planned, including replacement of play equipment, street furniture and repairs to fences. Some works have started on the safety play surfaces which are due to be replaced at Newcomen Road and Redwell Leisure Centre play areas in November and essential repairs and upgrades on play areas at Redhill Grange and Eastfield Park will take place in 2020.
Leader of the Borough Council of Wellingborough, Cllr Martin Griffiths, said: “One of our core priorities is to improve the town centre through a number of public realm initiatives. The first phase will deliver relatively low cost projects ahead of some really exciting improvements which the council is reviewing and will be announced early next year.”