Tunbridge Wells to revolutionise town centre

October 28, 2017 by  

The revolution continues in Tunbridge Wells town centre with further changes to be rolled out at Fiveways.

The second phase of the redevelopment project will deliver a bold makeover to Mount Pleasant, from the junction of Monson Road to where it meets with Church Road. The purpose of the changes is to create a “sense of a public square” in Mount Pleasant.

The borough council will invest £300,000 into the project, to add to the £1m it expects to receive from Kent County Council. The third and final phase would link both of Tunbridge Wells’ shopping areas. Mount Pleasant currently lies between them.

The council’s head of environment and street scene, Gary Stevenson, said that each of the three phases is designed to create a town centre more orientated towards pedestrians and cyclists. He added:

“Until this is achieved, ambitions to encourage more local trips into the town by foot or cycle rather than private cars will not come to fruition: the town centre must be a welcoming and safe environment for all modes of transport and these plans for phase 2 will help to achieve this.”

The changes will affect both residents and businesses. The latter may need to increase their promotion in order to be found in the new-look town centre. A new marketing campaign would be a typical response, utilising marketing services such as leaflets and postcards.