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Councils team up to improve Crewe town centre

Cheshire East Council and Crewe Town Council have joined forces to help smarten up Crewe town centre.

The two local authorities will jointly invest a total of £120,000 to improve its visual appeal and fund two new town centre-based roles.

Around £50,000 has been pledged to replace damaged seating, planters, bins, cycle stands and cycle repair stands, some of which will be funded through the government’s Sustainable Travel Transition Year initiative.

Additionally, a town centre project officer and handyman will be he hired to ensure there is someone working in Crewe every day who is responsible for the general cleanliness of the town centre and the up-keep of its green spaces, highway verges and street furniture.

Councillor Don Stockton, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for regeneration, says: “I’m very pleased that this joint investment is happening and that we are working together to drive forward improvements to the town centre, which will benefit businesses, shoppers and visitors alike.

“Investment in the town centre needs to be a combination of major redevelopment and smaller initiatives.”

It’s anticipated that both town centre roles will be filled by April.