Broxbourne Council has awarded the contract to transform the vehicle turning areas south of the Eleanor Cross monument in Waltham Cross. The work, which started in January 2019, and is progressing well, forms part of a major regeneration programme for the area. The scheme will create a new high quality, family friendly town square and will include seating and new landscaped green spaces. It will raise the profile of Waltham Cross as an attractive place to live and run a business. The square which will tell the story of Queen Eleanor's funeral procession in 1290 from Lincoln to her final resting place in Westminster Abbey, will also be used to host community events and specialist markets.
Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has provided £678,000 towards the £1.36million total cost. Adam Wood, Head of Infrastructure at the LEP has said "We see this project as vital to the overall renaissance of this historic market town by breathing new life and vitality to the centre. The regeneration of our large and small towns is a key priority for the LEP and we are delighted this exciting work is now underway".
The first stage of the scheme involves diversions to the underground utility equipment. Once this element of the work is complete, the main paving works can commence. The Council will ensure that all key stakeholders, businesses and residents are kept fully informed of what is happening and when, in order that distruption is kept to a minimum. An inaugration ceremony was held on19 February to mark the start to the regeneration of the town centre.
The project is expected to be complete by summer 2019. Watch the video below to see the work in progress.
Name the Square
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- Queen Eleanor Square
- Eleanor Square
- Castile Square
- Royal Square
- Town Square
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