Face-lift for the Watchouse Road Shopping Area

The open space in front of the shops has been fenced off for several weeks while contractors rebuild the central area. The pebbles set in concrete – no doubt originally designed to deter skateboarders and games of football – have been taken up and replaced with the now ubiquitous coloured paving blocks. The trees are now set in large beds which will be planted with a variety of shrubs in due course. A sign, erected on the pavement, now indicates the library, shops and toilets.