Improvements to town after sewer upgrade

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Views are being sought on improvements to Eckington town centre, being carried out as part of a major sewer upgrade.

North East Derbyshire Council, Eckington Parish Council and Eckington Development Company are working with Yorkshire Water to put together an improvement project for Market Street.

Funding has been pulled together to pay for improvements including new paving, planters, seating and landscaping, to be carried out after the sewer work is completed in March.

Residents wanting to find out more about the plan are invited to an open day at Eckington Civic Centre on Thursday, February 28.

Coun Pat Kerry, of North East Derbyshire Council, said: “The sewer upgrade represents a significant upgrade in the town, and we’re taking the opportunity to work together with partners to build extra improvements into the programme.”

Yorkshire Water has invested £3.4 million in the sewer improvements and has also donated cash to the town centre improvements.

Eckington Parish Council has contributed £10,000 and Eckington Development Company – supported by the District Council – has secured £9,000 of Government cash. Enterprise Inns has also contributed £3,000 to the scheme.

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