28th Jun, 2022

New 'parklets' to be created in Coventry High Street to give people space to relax

A NEW ‘parklet’ is set to be installed on Coventry High Street to give shoppers, visitors and residents a space to sit down among plants and greenery.

It will be located near Virgin Money, where there will be tables and benches too, making it an ideal spot for people to sit and eat.

Coun Patricia Hetherton, cabinet member for city services, said: “High Street has been closed to traffic for some time now and a lot of the work we’ve done in the city centre has been about making it a more inviting place to be.

“These parklets are used in lots of other cities and we know how much people enjoy them, as they can make spaces feel more pedestrian and cycle-friendly.

“It will provide a great spot for people to rest as it’s just outside of Broadgate.

“There will also be plants incorporated as part of the design, so we’ll be seeing more greenery too, which is always good news.”

Installation is set to begin in the coming weeks. The funding for the parklet is provided by the European Regional Development Fund.

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