Mill Street underpass getting a makeover
1st December 2014
... Comments

Following on from the successful project where improvements were made to theBeecroft Roadunderpass in 2013, Cannock Chase Council has allocated funds to improve the appearance of the second underpass which leads into Cannock Town Centre from Morrisons.

TheMill Streetunderpass has suffered years of neglect and is in need of a refresh.  This project will include general maintenance carried out by Staffordshire County Council working with Amey and the creation of a piece of public art, with help from local people.  The art piece will be based on a ‘Now & Then’ theme, reflecting the history of the Cannock Chase District.

Consultation will take place from 3rd December until 7th January which will give residents and shoppers the opportunity to have their say, either by completing the online survey via www.cannockchasedc.gov.uk/changingplaces or speaking to officers who will be in Cannock Town Centre throughout this period.

Councillor Diane Todd, Town Centre Regeneration Portfolio Leader said “Over the last few years we have invested a lot of money into improving the appearance of Cannock Town Centre.  TheBeecroft Roadunderpass was completely transformed in 2013 and I am delighted that funding has been approved for theMill Streetunderpass.

I would encourage anyone who has the opportunity, to get involved with this exciting project to help us make Cannock Town Centre even better.

The Beecroft Road underpass improvements have not only helped increase the footfall into the town centre but I would hope that it has helped instill some pride amongst residents who visit.”

Mark Wood, Sales Manager at Tiled Space said “We were delighted with the results of the Beecroft Road underpass and look forward to working with Cannock Chase Council and its partners on this new and exciting project.”

Stuart Murray, Chief Executive of WLCT, said: “We are really pleased to be involved in this project, which will give a real boost to theMill Streetunderpass for the benefit of all local people who use it to access the town centre.”

Staffordshire County Council’s economy and environment leader Mark Winnington said: “Making town centres attractive, safe and accessible is vital to ensure their long-term vitality. It is one of the county council’s priorities to regenerate our town centres with our partners – bringing in more visitors and attracting further investment. We’re pleased to be involved in renovating an important pedestrian through-route intoCannockwhich will have significant input by the community.”  

Press Release from Kirsteen Miles - Communications Officer Cannock Chase District Council 

More
About the Author

Steve M

Member since: 10th July 2012

I am Steve Mallows, the owner of thebestofcannock.I have lived in Cannock since moving down from Yorkshire aged 5 years.I am passionate about the Cannock area and helping local businesses. I have a keen...

Popular Categories