Market Place work continues

Paving work in progress in Market Place, Grantham.
Paving work in progress in Market Place, Grantham.
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MARKET Place in Grantham remains closed while work is carried out make the area ‘pedestrian-friendly’.

Work began on Monday June 13 and is expected to take about eight weeks.

When Market Place is completed, workers will move to adjoining Narrow Westgate, where pavements will be widened and repaved, for another eight weeks.

The scheme is designed to make the area more attractive for shoppers and customers of restaurants, bars and cafes.

It will feature a sculpture of an orrery - a clockwork model of the solar system.

Lincolnshire County Council senior project leader Les Outram said: “The whole area should be an improved spectacle for visitors generally.

“The disruption that is being caused is necessary whatever we do - this is 16 weeks of disruption for 60 years of benefit.”

The council says it is working hard to minimise disruption and provide access to businesses in Market Place during the project.

Saturday market traders have moved to narrow Westgate while the work is being carried out.

The £1.65 million project is being financed from the Grantham Growth Point fund, money awarded to the town by the Government to help attract new businesses and increase the population.

l What do you think of the project? is now the right time to be doing this work? Tell us what you think about the Market Place project: comment@granthamjournal.co.uk