Interesting meeting of Evesham Town Council this evening. We heard a presentation from Peter Wisbey, from Evesham Talking Newspaper for the Blind, about a proposal to adopt a “street charter” for Evesham to help keep the streets clear of obstacles that can cause problems for those with limited sight and mobility. It should be noted that this isn’t a general moan about all the “street furniture”, including advertising boards and outdoor seating for pubs and cafes, but rather a way of working with retailers and caterers to ensure that everyone’s needs are taken into account.
We also heard an update on progress with the Elm Road/Offenham Road junction as well as the prospect of safety improvements to the north of the High Street. And some other good news: work will start shortly on the Market Place to fix some of the poor surfacing, including replacing the paving blocks in areas where there is currently only tarmac. This will be done in small sections over a number of weeks to minimise the disruption to users.
We’ve also adopted the recommendations from the Town Plan committee to look at proposals to help deal with litter in the town. The Town Clerk will look at some costings and report back to the council in due course.