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Wyre Forest District Council is asking residents and visitors to be ‘part of the change’ as the regeneration of the town centre becomes more visible.

As each week goes by, Vicar Street in Kidderminster is undergoing a makeover with around a third of the new paving already completed (pictured).

Councillor John Campion, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration said:

“We hope people will notice the positive changes to the town centre and work with us to take extra pride in keeping the place clean and looking good. Unfortunately, we have already had to remove chewing gum stuck to the new paving slabs which have only been down for a few weeks. We’re asking everyone to think again before they drop litter or chewing gum and use the bins provided.”

Throughout the summer, the bright new paving work will continue to be laid followed by the installation of new street furniture. The final part of the £2 million makeover will be outside the Town Hall, to be called Exchange Place. This will showcase a brand new paving display of the Penny Black, (pictured) the world's first pre-paid postage stamp introduced by Rowland Hill, the great postal reformer, who was born in Kidderminster in 1795.

For more information on the regeneration of Kidderminster, visit Street Paving May 15

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