Council say ‘Market and Church Street work is nearly done’

NEWS: The Gainsborough Standard

NEWS: The Gainsborough Standard

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West Lindsey District Council (WLDC) has assured the Gainsborough Standard that work being done to develop Church Street and Market Street is ‘on schedule’.

Despite three weeks of severe weather delays and essential maintenance work identified as a priority, the council says the Public Realm Improvement Scheme is almost complete.

As previously reported, the second phase of the scheme, which is funded by the East Midlands Development Agency, with a contribution from Lincolnshire County Council, is costing £500,000.

A WLDC spokesman said: “Once complete it will improve the appearance of Gainsborough town centre to provide a more attractive environment for residents, visitors and businesses and improve the links from Marshall’s Yard.”

Lincolnshire County Council is managing the site for West Lindsey District Council.

Gill Ashton, the site supervisor from the county council, said: “The work is progressing well and looks good. I am very pleased with how the scheme is going.”

“It will really enhance the link between the market place and Marshall’s Yard to make it a more pleasant experience, and will hopefully encourage economic growth in the area.”

Gill continued: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the general public and shop owners for their patience and understanding while the works have been carried out.”

Markings and signage will be added towards the end of the scheme.

The road will remain closed until all the work has been completed, which is expected to be complete by the end of May.

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