Market Cross refurbishment part of city council's Chichester Vision
The city council is making its own valuable contribution to Chichester Vision, having spent Â£162,100 on a range of public realm improvements this financial year.
Both the Market Cross and the Council House have been refurbished and cleaned at a cost of £28,600 and £16,000 respectively.
The city council has spent £25,000 on floral displays within the city centre, including taking over maintenance of the Cathedral Green flower beds.
It contributes £38,000 annually to the maintenance of Chichester Cemetery; contributes £40,000 a year to the city’s Community Wardens; and £3,000 to improve access to Florence Park from Pound Farm Road.
The city council is also in the process of automating and modernising the Market Cross clock (£10,000); replacing the wooden benches in the precinct area with vandal-resistant plastic seats (£19,000) and installing a picnic table and seats in the Brewery Field (£1,400); and is about to recruit a second property maintenance officer.
City councillor Tony Dignum said: “Alongside the district council’s Chichester Vision, the city council see our role as improving the public realm so the city centre remains an enjoyable place for residents and visitors.”
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