The Projects Committee is working on various proposals for the enhancement of The Cut. Funds have been reserved for several years from the budget to pay for this project.
Planning permission has been granted to relocate the loading bay (outside Day Lewis, Chemists) to the other end of The Cut (ie: outside the toilet block) and install block paving on the pedestrianised portion of the road. New seating and planting is also part of the overall plan.
The Town Council is currently negotiating with Island Roads in the hope that we can build on their programme of works for the area, to add further enhancements.
We are also looking to replace the mural currently sited at The Cut. The current mural has been there since the Island Games in 2011, and is showing signs of wear and tear. The Town Council ran a competition in December 2017 asking local school children to design a new mural. The entries were shortlisted to three, which are currently open to the public to decide their favourite design. Further details of the shortlisted entries can be seen in the Spring 2018 edition of the Town Council’s Newsletter, or on the ‘News’ page of the Town Council’s website.