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Ambitious shops project moves step nearer

June 18, 2010 10:34 AM
Amanda Taylor

Amanda Taylor

An ambitious £101,000 project to revitalise a Cambridge shopping centre will take a step nearer when traders and supporters get together to scrutinise ideas in more detail

The invited audience, which includes people who attended the original workshop, and shopkeepers will meet on Tuesday (June 22) for an update on the scheme for a parade of shops at Wulfstan Way.

Plans include landscaping, new paths, seating, lighting, public art and a new community notice board were agreed by members of Cambridge City Council's South Area in March.

Two-hour only parking at the shopping centre could be introduced in a bid to keep spaces exclusively for shoppers. Longer opening hours for the city council-owned shops and additional marketing support are also included in the proposal.

Amanda Taylor, who represents Queen Edith's ward on Cambridge City Council said: "'We asked residents including schoolchildren how they would like to see the shops improved and we have included many of their ideas in our list of proposals.

"I am looking forward to looking at the ideas in more detail and deciding which ones to take forward to make our shops more special."

Anyone wishing to attend the meeting who has not been invited should contact Cllr Taylor on 07711 169078.