There’s no doubt that Ashton Market Square holds a special place in the heart of the public and traders alike.
This much loved Square, rich in history, is set to have a £4.5million make-over, and we want to hear from residents, local businesses and visitors about how they’d like the Square to look in the future.
There isn’t a fixed plan about what the makeover will look like, so we want to encourage as many people as possible to take part in our consultation.
Our aim is to retain the area’s charm and appeal whilst improving its future. In the current economic climate this is a huge challenge but ultimately we want to see more spending, investment and new jobs in Ashton town centre.
Global architecture, planning, engineering and technology firm, IBI Group, are working with the Council and Ashton’s Town Team to develop proposals for the Market Square, with the aim of improving the area’s appeal to bring in more visitors to the markets and other town centre shopping areas.
We will have a detailed plan by the end of the year, with the work starting in early 2014.
Ashton Town Team is leading the drive to ensure that Ashton remains an attractive destination for shoppers and visitors and I fully support their ambitions. I hope that we can encourage our residents, traders, local businesses and visitors to Ashton to use this once in a generation opportunity to shape the future of Ashton.
To give your views visit http://www.tameside.gov.uk/ashton/marketsquare