Support proposed plans for Orange Street & The Friars, Canterbury

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PETITION TO SUPPORT THE SCHEME

Canterbury City Council is proposing to improve the layout and appearance of Orange Street, Best Lane and The Friars in the city centre.

Orange Street and The Friars are currently streets that people walk or drive down purely to get somewhere else.

Canterbury City Council are proposing great improvements to the area, similar to those introduced at the King's Mile just around the corner, which have proven hugely successful for both residents and business owners.

The proposed changes to Orange Street include:

·         Upgrading the pavements to sawn yorkstone paving

·         Enhancing the roads with a combination of resin bonded surfacing and sawn granite setts (similar to that of Palace and Guildhall Streets)

·         New street furniture, such as seating and planters

·         Better street lighting

·         Extending the pedestrianised zone into The Friars, to make the area in front of Marlowe Theatre more pedestrian-friendly and to create opportunities for businesses.

 

As a local, independent business owner in Orange Street, we feel it is important to support the council's plans to promote and enhance Orange Street to encourage visitors and local residents of Canterbury to enjoy this wonderful area.

The council have quoted “Following the improvements to the King’s Mile, resident and visitor satisfaction increased in safety, cleanliness, atmosphere and choice of shops, cafés and restaurants. Local businesses also reported more shoppers,” so why would we not want to make Orange Street and The Friars just as great?

Supporting this proposal will enhance Orange Street and The Friars, as it has the King’s Mile.

LET'S SUPPORT CANTERBURY CITY COUNCIL'S PLAN TO IMPROVE THE CITY!



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