Parking scheme completed to help parents and shoppers

New car parks at Central Ave, Dogsthorpe. Guests at the opening ceremony with  George Bradley with the spade and  Andy Tatt head of the PCC Highways dept hold the new tree to be planted . EMN-151011-211220009

New car parks at Central Ave, Dogsthorpe. Guests at the opening ceremony with George Bradley with the spade and Andy Tatt head of the PCC Highways dept hold the new tree to be planted . EMN-151011-211220009

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A £400,000 scheme to improve the parking provision in Central Avenue, Dogsthorpe has been completed.

The council has installed parking bays, resurfaced road areas, and made improvements to two zebra crossings with new beacons and markings in place.

The scheme now provides extra parking for shoppers visiting the stores along Central Avenue between its junction with Chestnut Avenue and Sycamore Avenue.

These spaces are then available at night for residents who live above the stores in Central Avenue.

Trees will be planted in the extended verge areas to replace those lost as a result of the paving works.

Councillor Bella Saltmarsh, ward councillor for Dogsthorpe, said: “This area can get very busy especially when parents drop off children at the two schools nearby.

“A campaign to improve parking on Central Avenue has been long in development and those involved are now pleased to see the new scheme in place for the benefits of traders, shoppers and the community.”