Village centre pedestrian improvements starting soon - Artist's impression

Contributed by editor on Apr 24, 2008 - 08:19 PM

Work is finally about to begin to smarten up the grassed areas outside the Canterbury Road shops.

The new raised flower beds

A ceremony to mark the start of the visual improvements to the landscape in front of the shops in Canterbury Road, Hawkinge is taking place at 9.00 am on Tuesday 6th May.

Hawkinge Parish Council Chairman, David Callahan together with  a Hawkinge Partnership representative will perform the ceremony.

The scheme will replace the existing flat grassed areas with raised beds surrounded by railway sleepers enclosing robust, colourful plants and shrubs. Also included is a bench, which residents, specifically requested so that weary shoppers could rest their logs and watch the world go by.

The areas that will benefit from the improvement work stretch from the Hawkinge Community Office to the Village Hall. Plans of the scheme are available to view in the Hawkinge Community Office.

The scheme will take about three weeks to complete and is the result of consultation and collaboration by the Hawkinge Partnership, Hawkinge Parish Council, Kent County Council, Stagecoach East Kent and residents.