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Cross Hills town centre improvements are welcomed

Traders in Cross Hills are welcoming the new works to improve the area around East Keltus.

Craven District Council’s contractors have levelled and reflagged the pavement area, and provided new flower beds, seating and lighting, plus a Christmas tree socket.

Steps leading from the council’s car park on Milligan Fields into East Keltus have also been replaced.

The work follows on from the refurbishment of Hall Street car park in the town last November, and is part of an overall plan to improve the town centre. The Council allocated £100,000 from the New Homes Bonus receipts to support the delivery of the projects.

David Smurthwaite, Strategic Manager at Craven District Council, said: “We have developed these improvements in partnership with local traders and the parish council.

“The aim of these projects is to create a more attractive place to live, eat, socialise and shop, for residents and visitors.

“We’re delighted to see this latest phase completed and we really appreciate the support of the local businesses and community in Cross Hills.”

Blush Florists, the local flower shop, has kindly planted the flower beds, which will be maintained by Glusburn Parish Council along with the lighting columns. 

Trade and waste bins which were previously on the site have been permanently relocated onto council land at the back of Boots Pharmacy, next to the Milligan Fields Car Park, in a secure bin store.


The next task is to replace all of the waste bins, with financial support from the Parish Council, from the end of Fieldhead Drive to Wheatlands Lane, plus one at the end of Albert Road/Holme Lane. Some of these bins will be general waste/mixed recycling bins.