New Town Centre Manager

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Sainsbury’s Section 106 Working Group

Minutes of meetings up to February 2014, and notes by the Chairman, Councillor Andy Williams (April 2012, May 2013) are here. Work funded by Sainsbury’s Section 106 money included improvements to The Cross  in March and April 2014.

Neston Cross 27 March 2014 - 1Neston Cross 27 March 2014

Neston Cross 27 March 2014 - 2

Many more photographs of the work at The Cross can be seen on Aboutmyarea

Neston Town Centre Public Realm Design Guide
TEP Consultants from Warrington consulted the people of Neston in 2010 and 2011, and produced a report in 2011. A low-resolution version of the report (10MB) is here: Neston Public Realm Design Guide low res. The full version (170 MB) is too large to put on the website. A paper copy is in Neston Library Reference Section.

Branding Neston
In October 2011 representatives of Neston Town Council, Cheshire West & Chester Council, Neston Civic Society, Neston & District Chamber of Trade, Neston High School, Community Activities in Neston, Ness Gardens,  Sainsbury’s, Rightway and Marietos met to discuss Creating a Destination Brand for Neston.

  • Their report was published in February 2012 and can be downloaded as a pdf here.
  • The report may be discussed on Aboutmyarea

Archaeology
Before the Sainsbury’s supermarket was built, the cleared site was excavated by the archaeologists AOC. This is a summary of an article sent to the Journal of the Chester Archaeological Society:
‘In 2009 AOC Archaeology carried out excavations at land between Brook Street and Raby Road, Neston, Cheshire. Residual medieval pottery and ceramic building material recovered from the site are the first medieval artefacts found within the town. They suggest a significant building was located in proximity to the site. The post-medieval remains encountered are thought to be those of an eighteenth century farmstead, which was later re-built during the Victorian period. Post-medieval pottery illustrates Neston’s strong domestic trade links with North Devon and international trade with Spain, France, Germany and the Netherlands during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.’  The full report of 110 pages (8MB pdf) can be downloaded here.

Overview of the Town Centre redevelopment in 2010

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