It's the annual Christmas Gift Market on Effingham Street tomorrow, plus there's still time to have your say on the Corporation Street improvement plans

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In the market for Christmas gifts


There's a special Christmas Gift Market along Effingham Street this Saturday, featuring a wide selection of stocking fillers and gifts suitable for everyone.

The indoor market will be open from 8.30am to 5pm too and don't forget it's still free to park every weekend in all town centre Council off-street car parks!

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.

It's Panto time, oh yes it is!


What says Christmas more than watching a Pantomime?

Come and join us for everyone’s favourite rags to riches tale, Cinderella!

Book your tickets here.