ECCLESHALL is set to undergo a major £200,000 facelift to cut parking chaos and make the area safer for pedestrians.The Castle Street area is being revamped with parking bays and new- look paving, which will include york-stone flags, conservation kerbs and gran- ite sets.
The current footpath is difficult for pedestrians to access because it is con- stantly blocked by parked cars.
And as the street is within a conservation area bosses want to ensure the footpaths are overhauled to fit in with it.
Staffordshire County Council, Stafford Borough Council and Eccleshall Parish Council have invested more than £200,000 to develop the site.
Councillor Gordon Dale, chairman of Eccleshall Parish Council, said: “The programme of enhancement and preservation by Eccleshall Parish Council of the historic town of Eccleshall continues with the enhancement of Castle Street.
“The parish council has for some time wished to enhance the area in front of Selwyn Court to match the High Street and at last with the partnership of the county and borough councils, the project is going to take place.
“We would like to thank our partners for their involvement and support and will look forward to the completion of the scheme.”
The work, which has just started, will take eight weeks and temporary traffic lights will be in place.
Last month, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet approved a strategy to deliver a prosperous, safe, well-connected and sustainable county.
The Building a Beautiful Staffordshire initiative details plans to enhance the quality of highways and gateways across Staffordshire.