Exciting project will rejuvenate historic streets

January 12, 2010 12:17 PM
Tim Bick

Tim Bick

A £184,000 plan to rejuvenate Cambridge 's Fitzroy Street and Burleigh Street is to be launched by Cambridge City Councillors.

The scheme will include providing modern, robust street furniture, rationing street signs and providing more efficient and better designed lighting.

It will be funded with money by Cambridge City Council through central funds and West Central Area Committee funds and with developer money.

The project will go before members of the city council's Environment Scrutiny Committee today (Tuesday) and scheme details will be approved by the West Central Area Committee after a local consultation exercise.

Over the past year, Market Ward Councillor, Tim Bick has led a team of stakeholders including retailers, proprietors, residents' representatives and ward councillors and officers from both the city and county council who have been agreeing action needed to improve the area from which this project has emerged.

Tim said: "We believe that there is real potential to rejuvenate these two important streets which have suffered a great deal during the recession.

"Previous improvements were partial and left some of the area disjointed and jaded. We now have the chance to correct this. Though resources do not allow us to do everything we would want, we hope that the project will assist the streets' recovery, momentum for which is already underway on the commercial side with the recent opening of Primark and Clement Joscelyne."

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