It's the Chapel on the Bridge open day on Saturday, plus have your say on the Corporation Street and Upper Millgate improvement plans

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Corporation Street & Upper Millgate improvements - Have your say

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Plans are underway to improve the public spaces around Upper Millgate and Corporation Street, a key gateway between the Forge Island leisure development and the town centre.

The aim is to create a more pedestrian friendly area, with green spaces and seating, as well as enhancing the crossing points.

The proposed changes include:

• Widening and improvement of footways and public realm along Corporation Street, and reduction of crossing distances, to provide better access for pedestrians.

• Keeping the current restrictions to traffic (except buses) travelling up towards Ship Hill, although bicycles will now be permitted to travel up Corporation Street. All traffic will still be allowed to travel down Corporation Street.

• Replacing the existing signals at Upper Millgate (the gateway to Riverside Gardens and Forge Island) with an informal, raised crossing point with a reduced crossing length, to better cater for pedestrians.

• The permanent removal of the traffic lights at the junction with High Street and Ship Hill following a trial period through 2023. The junction layout will be changed to provide better visibility for drivers pulling out of the junction on Ship Hill, with improved public realm and reduced crossing distances.

Find out more and give your views on the plans here.

The online consultation will close on Thursday 21 December.

Chapel on the Bridge open day

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The historic Chapel on the Bridge will be open this Saturday from 10:30 to 13:30.

There's lots to find out about this little gem and you can even take a trip down into the crypt/jail which we highly recommend! Books and homemade cakes will be on sale too.

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

Christmas at the Markets


We've got a couple of special markets coming up in the next few weeks so you can grab those last minute presents and stocking fillers.

The Christmas Crafters Market takes place on Saturday 9 December, and the Christmas Gift Market on Saturday 16 December along Effingham Street.

Visit our Facebook page here for more updates.