Edinburgh Drive upgrade

Improvements have been made to Edinburgh Drive

Improvements have been made to Edinburgh Drive in Staines-upon-Thames as part of a £200K project to upgrade four local shopping areas in Spelthorne.

The enhancements which cost £18K and include re-laid paving stones and fresh paintwork for the concrete columns outside the shops were jointly funded by Spelthorne Borough Council and Surrey County Council as part of a wider project to improve secondary shopping areas in the Borough.

In a joint statement, Cllr Ian Harvey, Leader of the Council and Cllr Colin Barnard, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: "The face-to-face interaction and more personalised service that local shops offer is extremely important and provides a focal point for the community, particularly for older people who rely on them most. We think the changes will help demonstrate our commitment to invest in Spelthorne and support small businesses."

Improvements are also planned for Clare Road Parade in Stanwell, Groveley Road Parade in Sunbury-on-Thames and Woodlands Parade in Ashford and will take place over the next six months.