Pavement widening in Epping High Street has helped to make the town centre a more appealing place to visit and shop.
Positive works completed
New planters and extra seating along with more space to walk, and socially distance, has been welcomed by many, generating lost of positive comments since the work was completed.
Initially introduced to support social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic the changes have brightened up the town centre and made it easier to navigate.
Eight parking spaces were lost by widening the pavements, but none of these were disabled spaces.
We’d like to know your views on the improvements and whether they should stay, or go!
One young mum said:
As a mum who uses the high street with a buggy and a daughter with mobility problems I LOVE the new pavements, they are great.
Another resident said:
I am really pleased the Council has widened the pavement. I hope they see sense and keep it long term. It’s much easier walking round the high street now.
Epping Forest District Council is considering applying to Essex County Council to make the changes permanent, and the Town Council has even suggested a designated space should be allocated in the new, wider pavement for a busker!
Have your say
What do you think? Should the wider pavements/planters/seating go, or stay.
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