Beverley Saturday Market stays open as improvement scheme nears completion



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East Riding of Yorkshire Council is reminding residents and visitors to Beverley that businesses in and around Saturday Market continue to be open as usual, as work on the refurbishment project enters the final stages.

The council’s contractor is currently installing drainage and ducting before paving the north half of the market square, which is expected to take approximately four weeks to complete. Whilst this phase is in progress access to Ladygate will be via Dog and Duck Lane.

Whilst parking is still available in the market square, motorists can also use parking provision in Grayburn Lane (long stay), School Lane (long and medium stay), Spencer Street (medium stay) and Butcher Row (short stay), all are within a short walking distance from the town centre.

Nigel Leighton, director of environment and neighbourhood services, said: “We would like to thank our residents and the local business community for their continued cooperation while these improvements are being carried out.

“From the start of the scheme, the council and its contractor have made every effort to reduce disruption, wherever possible, and will continue to do this until the job concludes, which we anticipate will be in mid-April.

“When complete, the scheme will provide Beverley with a space that can help it maintain its place as one of the country’s most vibrant market towns.”

Emma Curtis of Sugarbird Boutique in Saturday Market said “We are delighted that the construction works in the Market Square are now coming to an end and that the parking dilemmas and disruption to shoppers and retailers alike will soon be over.

“At Sugarbird we are looking forward to the tranquillity of the Beverley Town Centre being restored and to welcoming customers back to the town. We are now stocking new spring and summer season fashions and encourage customers to come and visit us and the many other superb retailers in Beverley.”

Work to business thresholds will be undertaken outside of normal working hours, with the aim of reducing any disruption.

Residents can contact the site office should they have any queries or concerns regarding any aspect of the scheme.

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