A £100,000 make-over of Queen Square in Bath is set to begin on 13 October and be completed by December this year – but it will mean closing the garden for six weeks.
The perimeter and connecting paths will be completely restored and historic east and west gateways will be re-opened making the square more accessible for everyone to enjoy.
The improvements will also deliver refurbished benches, re-seeded lawns, improvements for boules players and managed trees to let in more sunlight.
Councillor David Dixon (Lib-Dem, Oldfield), Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “Queen Square is an iconic historic space but it’s now looking quite tired and run down.
“Bath & North East Somerset Council’s £100,000 injection will reverse this slow decline, restoring the landscape, improving accessibility and enabling it to return to being a focus of Bath’s community life and a place of which we can be proud.
“Queen Square will have to close for a six-week period to allow these improvements to take place. We’d like to thank residents and visitors for their patience during this time but we’re certain it’s all going to be worth it in the end.”
The Council will also be consulting on proposals to improve cycling links and help the square to better accommodate celebrations and events by enabling temporary road closures for such occasions.
You can find out more about the Queen Square Rejuvenation at: http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/queensquareproject.