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Weybridge Streetscape Improvement

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Weybridge Streetscape Improvement

If you’ve been anywhere in Weybridge recently you can’t have missed that around the High Street there is rather a lot of work going on.

This is the new Weybridge Streetscape Improvements which have been in the pipeline since 2016.

Weybridge Streetscape – What is it?

Back in 2016 the Weybridge Town Business Group and Elmbridge Council held a series of events and initiatives across the town, feedback from Weybridge town centre businesses highlighted a range of issues which subsequently led to suggestions of improvements to key parts of Weybridge Town Centre.

Thus the Weybridge Streetscape project was born with the aim of creating a small plaza as a focal point in the High Street.

This was also identified as an ideal opportunity to de-clutter, renew and re-imagine the space for events and performances, with a wide carriageway offering the opportunity to expand the pavement.

Fast Forward to January 2020 and the Weybridge Streetscape is becoming a reality with work expected to complete in April 2020.

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Weybridge Streetscape – What is changing?

Essentially it is a series of improvements to the pavement between 42 (Elmgrove Road) and 62 High Street (Ship Yard) creating a flexible shared space that can provide an outdoor space markets and performances.

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Key features:

  • Declutter and open up the high street
  • Resurface and extend the pavement
  • Retain on-street parking
  • Offer a flexible events space
  • Respect the conservation areas
  • Retain the same number of trees but replace with semi-mature trees

And this is what the Weybridge Streetscape will look like when finished:

Weybridge Streetscape : 42 High Street

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Weybridge Streetscape : 62 High Street

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Embridge Borough Council and the Weybridge Town Business Group comments:

Cllr Christine Elmer, Portfolio Holder for Corporate and Community Development said,

“The Weybridge streetscape project is another example of our commitment to our high streets. This significant investment in Weybridge will lift the high street and support new footfall into the town.”

“2020 is going to be an exciting year for Weybridge with improvements in the town centre and a further £2.86m investment in the town to improve sustainable transport options between Brooklands Business Park, Weybridge Station and the town centre.”

Paul Povey, Chairman of the Weybridge Town Business Group said

“We welcome the Elmbridge Borough Council investment in Weybridge. The streetscape project is a fantastic opportunity for us to continue our work in partnership with the council to make sure our town centre continues to thrive.

“We look forward to making use of the new flexible space with events and markets planned for residents and visitors and would encourage everyone to shop local and discover the great local range of businesses on our doorstep.”

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