Foundations laid for safer Dunmow centre

PUBLISHED: 18:07 11 March 2015 | UPDATED: 18:07 11 March 2015

Dunmow High Street is due to be considered for a regeneration scheme run by Essex County Council.

Dunmow High Street is due to be considered for a regeneration scheme run by Essex County Council.

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A major town centre regeneration scheme could pave the way for safer streets in Dunmow.

Crumbling pavements could be a thing of the past, after it was confirmed this week that the High Street will be considered under a plan to restore town centres and market towns in the county.

Dunmow county councillor Susan Barker lobbied for the move, and said she will make it a priority to get the town onto the 2015/16 Town Centre Footway Project, run by Essex Highways.

“A number of people have complained to us about the state of pavements – there are a lot of loose paving slabs on the High Street and associated roads, such as New Street,” said Cllr Barker, who has had a confirmation from highways officials that the town will be put forward for the project.

Last winter, towns including Braintree, Billericay and Maldon benefited from the £1million scheme, which fixed footways and aimed to improve the existing look and feel of Essex’s town centre roads, as well as well boost trade and tourism in the area.

Dunmow’s mayor is also supportive of the plan. “I’d be delighted to see the pavements repaired and improved,” Cllr Jonathan Cadwallader told the Broadcast. “I agree that there are 
problems, that there are several places that cause trips and spills.

“Any way of getting them repaired quickly would be supported,” he added.

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