Contractors have begun work on transforming part of Revell Street to allow greater pedestrian use and increased seating areas for the community to enjoy. The one-way system has been marked out to comply with road standards. Temporary road bollards are in place for the duration of the trial to increase affordability and flexibility to respond to feedback. Some of the tables that have been built for the area were installed on Friday, in time for the influx of people to the Wildfoods Festival.
Assets Manager, Michael Teasdale, says “We appreciate the community bearing with us as the area is slowly transformed. We are trying to keep interruption to current town activities to a minimum. Our contractors will be installing the planter boxes, which will improve the visual aspects of the trial and delineate between traffic and pedestrian areas. We also plan to install signage to encourage the removal of litter, along with more permanent rubbish bins for the duration of the trial. New parking signs will make it clear that it is not an area for campervans to be parking in.”
“We are seeking resident feedback throughout the six-month trial”, adds Planning Manager Fiona Scadden. “Residents can continue to contact us at email@example.com to let us know what is working for them and what isn’t working. Using this feedback we can assess if there are benefits to encouraging increased pedestrianisation of the area.”
Mayor Bruce Smith advises “I’d like to remind everyone that this is a trial and to keep an open mind. It’s an ongoing process and it will give the Councillors and I an idea of what works and doesn’t work for the community.”
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