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After several months of work, improvements to parking in Woodrow and Matchborough is now complete.

The improvements in Grendon, Eathorpe, Frankton and Ombersley Close have created new, much-needed car parking spaces, improved old parking spaces, and substantially cleaned up the area.

Tree planting in the area is also scheduled to take place during the autumn/winter months, which is the best and most appropriate time to plant new trees.

Altogether works in these four closes cost approximately £180K and were delivered by the council’s contractor Kelbec.

Works began before Christmas and were completed in March as part of a continuing borough council public realm scheme that has been bringing residents across the town significantly improved parking since 2009, in projects ranging from £10,000 to £150,000.

Environmental Services Head of Service, Guy Revans, said: “We are carrying out parking improvements on our estates every year as we know parking is key for so many residents. This was a particularly big part of this ongoing scheme and has impacted a large number of residents. It’s been weeks in the making but we thank residents for their patience while this work took place and hope they are enjoying the benefits of the improvements now that it is finished.”

The next closes which will see this kind of improvement include Haseley and Illmington Close which are scheduled to take place during this new financial year.

Under the scheme the borough council transforms pockets of older infrastructure in consultation with residents, turning under-used garage complexes or difficult or ageing areas into cleaner, safer spaces that are a better fit for people’s needs today. Sites are prioritised for the works according to their assessed need.

For more information on the works please contact Matthew Mead in the borough council’s Engineering and Design team on 01527 64252 3345 or email