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Walton: Millennium Square set for major revamp
2:00pm Tuesday 29th October 2013 in News
WALTON’S Millennium Square is set for a major revamp to help open it up to the town’s high street.
Improvement plans for the square are currently being developed by Tendring Council and Frinton and Walton Town Council.
And work is already underway on the first major change.
The ironwork frame and bollards at the centre of the square have been removed to allow space for a Christmas tree.
A socket will be created in the ground allowing a tree to be installed each year.
Work should be completed for this year’s festive season.
Councillor Mark Cossens said: “We are looking at a redesign of the square. We want the tree to be the focal point at the centre.
“This is an opportunity to make a big difference to the town.”
The town council has already set aside £3,500 for a new shed to replace the rickety structure currently in the back corner of the square.
Additional electrical sockets around the site have been designed to boost the marketplace held in the square every week, as well as making it possible to stage extra events.
And the bollards, benches and planters at the border between the high street and the square look set to be relocated or replaced to integrate the site into the town centre.