Oswestry’s historic alleyways set for revamp
Four historic alleyways are to be looked at, as part of the new High Street Heritage Action Zone Project (HSHAZ) in Oswestry.
The HSHAZ project is a partnership project between Shropshire Council, Oswestry Town Council and Oswestry BID (Business Improvement District).
The HSHAZ Project is tasked with looking at ways to regenerate the town through heritage, and it has been recognised that the alleyways play an important part in the history of the town, reflecting the medieval layout of the town, providing links between streets.
The project is currently putting together a brief for suitably qualified people to look at the conditions of the alleyways, and come up with designs on how to approve them and make them more appealing to use.
As part of the work, users will have the opportunity to provide feedback and decide which design to take forward.
Samantha Jones, project officer, said:
“The HSHAZ Project is a wonderful opportunity for Oswestry, thanks to the funding from Historic England and Oswestry Town Council.
“Many of the alleyways have been neglected over the years and have issues, and the HSHAZ project will provide an opportunity to look at these issues and enhance them, to create welcoming spaces within the town centre.”
About High Streets Heritage Action Zones
The High Streets Heritage Action Zones is a £95 million government-funded programme led by Historic England, designed to secure lasting improvements and help breathe new life into our historic high streets for the communities and businesses that use them.
Historic England is working with local people and partners to unlock the rich heritage on these high streets, through repair and improvement works as well as arts and cultural programmes, making them more attractive to residents, businesses, tourists and investors.