Work now complete on the first phase of improvements to the High Street from Rodney Road to Cambray Place.

Shoppers and visitors are now enjoying the new paving and seating along with the greenery added to the heart of the street from the new planters.

The project is aimed at increasing the attractiveness of the High Street, benefitting the local shops and businesses. It will also enable the space to be used for events and deter misuse by vehicles.

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So far almost £1 million has been invested in this area of the High Street, funded by Cheltenham Borough Council, Gloucestershire County Council and the European Structural and Investment Fund. Support to the project has been provided by a number of partners including the county council, Cheltenham BID (Business Improvement District) and Cheltenham Development Taskforce.

The improvements are part of a bigger package of enhancements to the town centre which has already seen benefits to the Lower High Street with the creation of pocket parks, cycle stands and the removal of railings after consultation with local businesses and residents. This is in addition to local transport improvements through the delivery of the Cheltenham Transport Plan.

Future phases will include work elsewhere on the High Street once funding is agreed.

Newly repaved high street
Granite planter installed at the newly repaved high street
New seating and paving on the high street