Refurbishment work nearly complete

Date: 23/01/2015

A £225k improvement scheme in Knottingley has almost finished.

The final work will see the installation of a new 'welcome sign' at Hill Top outside the sports centre. Work already completed includes replacement paving, rebuilding of a limestone wall, tree planting, new seating, several new art features and improvements to pedestrian facilities.

There will also be a further £3m investment from the private sector, to build a new Lidl Supermarket at the old depot and library site in the town centre. Work is due to start in February with completion expected later this year.

Cllr Denise Jeffery, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Skills said: "We are committed to making improvements in Knottingley to improve the area for residents and visitors. This will help develop the town, boosting our local economy."

Other work taking place in Knottingley includes £50k of improvements to the canal side at Freda's Gardens by Groundwork in partnership with Wakefield Council and the Canal and Rivers Trust. It will create links between the River Aire and Calder and include a new garden.

These plans form part of the Council's ongoing commitment to regenerate Knottingley and Ferrybridge town centres.