Council proposes £481k boost for rejuvenation project

Council proposes £481k boost for rejuvenation project

Nicola Hine

Council proposes £481k boost for rejuvenation project

Nearly half a million pounds of council cash looks set to be used to boost the regeneration of Maidenhead through schemes including new lighting and paving.

A report due before the Royal Borough cabinet on Thursday recommends approval for another £481,000 to be spent as part of the Maidenhead Town Centre Rejuvenation Project.

Of this it is suggested £90,000 be spent lighting up town centre features including trees and the Boy and Boat statue.

Up to £188,000 could be spent on paving, including in a priority area in the High Street between the Queen Street junction and McDonalds.

Projects in progress include a £20,680 plan to light up the Jubilee Clock Tower, which has already been funded and is due to be finished in September.

Completed schemes include tree planting in the town centre, which cost almost £55,000, and a trial paving area between the High Street and Kidwells Park, which cost £189,125.

The 2012/13 budget will include cash carried over from last year and if it is approved a total of £1,303,748 will have been allocated for the rejuvenation project since 2010.

The cabinet meeting is set to take place at the town hall in St Ives Road from 7.30pm.

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