Work on the new paving outside the Town Hall in Kidderminster is nearing completion and with the flowers soon to bloom in the hanging baskets the new look is already being appreciated by residents, visitors and businesses.
To echo the Penny Black heritage theme in Exchange Place, an Edwardian post-box has been installed outside the Town Hall to replace the one removed to make way for the new paving and bench seating in the area. The Edwardian post-box has been installed by Royal Mail and will be fully operational soon. There will be a formal celebration to launch the new post box later in the summer.
Cllr Tracey Onslow, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration said,
“The new look is coming together really well and to add further colour there will be new flower boxes on all the lamp posts to complete the look of this new square.
“Retailers and the traders at the market are pleased to see the work progress and with lots of events coming up over the summer months including the Kidderminster Arts Festival, we have a town centre to be proud of.
In the next couple of weeks, contractors will return to the area outside the Swan Centre to relay the sandstone blocks that did not meet the quality standards required by the Council and expected by our residents.”