The Parish Council is delighted to announce that Nottinghamshire County Council is improving the look of the High Street. County Councillor Reg Adair introduced members of the Local Improvement Scheme Team to those present at a meeting of the Parish Council in June. Sue Jaques of the LIS presented the plans and confirmed that the improvements would involve block paving both sides of High Street from the junction with Easthorpe Street to Kirk Lane on the east side (including up to the end of the Bricklayer’s Arms building on Kirk Lane) and from the junction with Church Street through to the corner of Parkyns Street on the west side.
The paving will be done in two colour-ways, one for the main walking area and one which will outline the original shop frontages. In addition to the block paving, it is intended that new street furniture will be provided, including bollards and bins.
It was pointed out that it will be necessary to operate a one-way system for vehicular traffic whilst work is in progress and this will be from Kirk Lane, left along The Green and then right into Church Street to the junction with High Street. There will be temporary traffic lights at the junctions of Kirk Lane and Church Street with High Street. It was also suggested that it may be advisable to erect temporary ‘No Entry’ signs at the High Street junctions with Charles Street and Parkyns Street to prevent vehicles using them as a short-cut onto Church Street whilst the one-way system is in operation.
The majority of the property owners have already been consulted and are in agreement with the proposals although the Parish Council’s assistance may be required with regard to contacting the remaining four or five owners.
The Parish Council was delighted to give approval for the scheme and when complete, a big “Christmas Opening” is planned with Press and Local Traders present. Click here to download a plan of the new paving layout