Give me shelter!

Well the new paved pedestrian area around the north side of the Abbey and on the High Street is not looking as empty and desolate as it did when first laid out.

Workment busy cementing in the first High Street shelter
Workmen busy cementing in the first High Street shelter

After the installation of two lines of benches by the Abbey we now have two bus shelters going up opposite the Guildhall.

The two road signs mark the spot where the second shelter is to be installed.
The two road signs mark the spot where the second shelter is to be installed.

The first was being set in place this morning – Monday, April 28th – with another due to be installed further down towards Starbucks and Bar Ha Ha.

Passers-by are already pointing out that the shelter seems to be offering around four to six seats while – with a bigger canopy – a lot more people could at least stand under a shelter.

While the advertising boards haven’t gone up yet – the structure is at least painted gray to attempt to blend in more with its historical architectural surroundings.