Lots of art is being planned to cheer up the route from King’s Lynn railway station through to the river.
It is part of a major project planned to improve the town, and people who live and work in the area can have their say on the themes and ideas for the art.
Vicky Etheridge, Chair of the Town Deal Public Realm and Repurposing Working Group which is leading the project said: “Our consultation over the last couple of years has shown that there is a real appetite for public realm improvements such as better signage and seating, public art, and pop-up shops.
“Informed by this feedback, and based on our own research, we’ve developed the rail to river project to enhance a key route in the town.
“We’re starting at the rail station as this is a major entrance point and one of the first places people see on arrival into King’s Lynn and we’re travelling through to the river with our improvements because we also know from consultation that this is an aspect that people believe we could make more of for the town.”
You can find out more and have your say at https://www.visionkingslynn.co.uk/projects/rail-to-river/
The project will include:
- High impact public realm improvements: at the rail station and Purfleet Street;
- Pop-up opportunities: at least three pop up units to provide opportunities for start-up and small businesses to trial new products and services at Purfleet Street;
- New outdoor seating and tree planting: at the rail station and Purfleet Street;
- Secure cycle storage unit and facility: relocation of existing cycle stands on Purfleet Street, replaced with a secure bike hub facility in Baker Lane;
- Better navigation: 30 new finger post signs will be installed to make it easier to get around tow and digital signage will also be introduced at the rail station that will also promote what’s on in the town;
- Artwork: from rail to river.
As well as improving the look of the town, they also aim to increase footfall and benefit local businesses. If the project gets Government funding, work will start in the summer.