The College Street public space works are now complete plus we're calling on all knitters to brighten up the town centre for the Women's Euros

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College Street public space improvements complete

college street

Work continues across the town centre’s open spaces with College Street now completed and Frederick Street underway.

The improvements on College Street include 11 on-street, short-stay pay & display parking bays, new landscaping, accessible seating and feature lighting.

Fredrick Street will also benefit from new paving, lighting, seating and landscaping, with a cycle lane to improve access for cyclists.

The attractive and accessible modern spaces will complement the regeneration of the town centre which includes the new leisure scheme on Forge Island, over 170 new homes and the markets redevelopment.

Find out more about future plans for the town centre here.

Knit off to kick off

yarn bomb

Can you knit or crochet? To celebrate the Women’s EURO 2022 tournament coming to the borough, we are calling on all knitters to help brighten up the town centre ready for the games!

We'd love all local Knit and Natter groups to come together to help yarn bomb the town centre with a vibrant explosion of crochet and knitted flowers and footballs in the tournament colours.

If you want to get involved or find out more, click here.

Otterly beautiful wildlife!


During some recent river wall studies in connection with the Riverside Gardens development as part of the Town Centre Masterplan, video footage shows a new friendly face has taken up home within the river wall.

From the looks of it, this little guy seems to have a 'lotter' space and we hope he's comfortable.

With the fish pass completed, herons sighted and now an otter spotted, it's reassuring to know that our river is clean enough for such a mix of otterly beautiful wildlife.

Yorkshire Makers & Crafters Market this Saturday

crafters market

It's the Yorkshire Crafters & Makers Market this Saturday along Effingham Street from 10am to 3pm.

There will be a number of stalls with a host of handmade and unique gifts and goodies, ideal for Mother's Day!

Don't forget it's still free to park every weekend too in all Council-owned town centre off-street car parks.