Town centre set for makeover
Archived press release
Date Published: 11/08/08
Work has already taken place to improve the look of the town centre
Aylesbury town centre is set to benefit from a makeover by local organisations.
Aylesbury Vale District Council, Buckinghamshire County Council and Aylesbury Town Council are putting together a package of measures to improve the town’s street scene.
The programme of improvements will create a more ‘shopper friendly’ environment and aim to encourage more businesses and customers into the town.
Work has already taken place to improve the look of the town centre. Out-of-date housing developer signs have been taken down, graffiti has been removed from a number of street signs and town centre bins and cable boxes have been cleaned, making a real difference to the urban environment for shoppers and traders.
Future enhancement projects include repairing pavements, finding alternative locations for commercial bins, regular cleaning of street furniture and encouraging businesses to improve the appearance of shop fronts.
Shoppers and visitors to the town centre can also look forward to a host of events and entertainments over the next few weeks. As well as the old favourites, such as the Aylesbury Street Festival and Hobble on the Cobbles, there’ll also be performances from some of the best tribute acts around.
Roger Simmons, Chairman of the Aylesbury Town Centre Partnership, said: “Anything that improves the look of the town centre area should be supported. Our aim is to create an enhanced town centre for traders, visitors and residents to enjoy. Shoppers value a high quality town centre environment – it helps to keep retail activity vibrant.”
Residents and businesses are being encouraged to put forward suggestions for town centre improvements. If you see any part of the town, however big or small, which is in need of improving or replacing, call the town centre manager on 01296 585880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about town centre events, call Aylesbury Tourist Information Centre on 01296 330559.