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Droitwich MP, Peter Luff, is very encouraged by the County Council’s response to his letter in September pressing for urgent action to be taken on Droitwich High Street.

Peter explained,

“I am very worried about the problems that disabled and elderly people have in accessing the shops and facilities of the town’s high street. I know money is tight at present, but we need to start planning the improvements now.”

In a letter this week from Derek Prodger, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Environment, Peter has been told that Worcestershire County Council was,

“... very aware of the economic, environmental and quality of life benefits of investing in the urban realm of town and country centres. The need to invest in Droitwich Spa is explicitly recognised within the draft Local Transport Plan and a Droitwich Town Centre Package is proposed.”

Commenting, Peter said,

“I realise that these changes are not going to happen overnight but I was very pleased to read that the County agrees about the need to invest in the town so that the High Street can fulfil its potential. It’s not just disabled people who will benefit – far from it. All local people and visitors would gain from a more accessible High Street, benefiting the local economy and encouraging new private investment in the town

“We will need to keep the pressure up to make sure the issue is not forgotten, but I’m really optimistic we can look forward to a brighter future for the Spa’s traditional shopping street. The schemes in Evesham and Pershore have been great successes – now it’s Droitwich’s turn.”


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