Shopping areas key to revival

Shopping in The Arndale Centre in Morecambe.

Shopping in The Arndale Centre in Morecambe.

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Improving the Arndale Centre and Victoria Street shopping area is seen as key to Morecambe’s revival.

The MAAP sets out a number of ways to do this.

They include:

* Transforming the area between Barclays Bank and the Post Office into a public place of real 
quality; “a fitting focus for the entrance to the Arndale”

* A better pedestrian route around the library

* Finding a use for the closed-down St Laurence’s Church on Edward Street, and improving the area in front of the church

* Overhauling the junction of Market Street and Victoria Street and Euston Road, which could include changes to parking and turning arrangements for taxis

* New surfacing, lighting, seating and signs for New Town Square (the square near the Travelodge), plus a new central seating feature using the current ‘Beauty Surrounds, Health Abounds’ mosaic

* Better fascias and signs for the Arndale

* Encouraging investment in the Arndale

The city council will also work with the Town Team, who are coming up with ideas to spend £100,000 Government cash on changing Victoria Street into a ‘High Street of the future’.

 

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