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Ormskirk town centre improvements

Businesses, market traders, organisations and residents were Moor Street 5invited to give their views on major schemes to improve Ormskirk town centre. The consultation ran from 30 June  27 July 2014. The responses to the consultation will now be collated and analysed.

West Lancashire Borough Council and Lancashire County Council have worked in partnership to draw up exciting proposals. These aim to enhance the paved section of Moor Street, from the Clock Tower to the Moorgate junction, to make the town centre more attractive.

West Lancashire Borough Council is investing £265,000 in the scheme, plus an additional £40,000 from the High Street Innovation Fund. Lancashire County Council will provide £389,000 funding.

Main proposals

Some of the main suggestions include:

A new square on Moor Street where a regular series of events could be organised.

Resurfacing of Moor Street, with new paving that will match the paving used in nearby Aughton Street and Church Street.

Brand new seats, street lights, litter bins and tree planting with a new layout to accommodate the Moor Street market stalls.

We also propose to strengthen restrictions on vehicular access to Moor Street, Burscough Street, Aughton Street and Church Street between 10am and 4pm.