Revamp scheme for Stamford High Street nears completion

With the new benches are, from left, Giles Hopkinson, Peter Hayes, both members of the urban group, Ivan Fuller, of South Kesteven District Council, Jane Annetts, manager of Marks and Spencer, mayor John Binder, Stamford town councillor Graddon Rowlands, Philip Sagar, chairman of Stamford Town Partnership, and Don Lambert, chairman of the urban group

With the new benches are, from left, Giles Hopkinson, Peter Hayes, both members of the urban group, Ivan Fuller, of South Kesteven District Council, Jane Annetts, manager of Marks and Spencer, mayor John Binder, Stamford town councillor Graddon Rowlands, Philip Sagar, chairman of Stamford Town Partnership, and Don Lambert, chairman of the urban group

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A PROJECT to revamp the eastern end of the High Street in Stamford is nearing completion.

Stamford Town Partnership’s urban group has been planning the £20,000 project for two years and the first stage of installing two new wooden benches has now been finished.

The disabled bays in front of Wilkinsons have been resurfaced with yellow bricks to make them stand out more and the street lights have been moved.

In the spring, an olive tree will also be put in between the two benches, as well as a litter bin bearing the town’s crest.

A bollard will be built to protect the benches so they don’t get damaged by motorists.

Urban group chairman Don Lambert said: “This has been a lengthy effort involving a lot of people.

“The east end of the High Street had become very scruffy and was in need of a facelift.”

He thanked Marks and Spencer, the Skells Trust, the district council and the partnership for their support.