£1.36m ‘new life’ project for Waltham
PUBLISHED: 11:22 28 February 2019
A £1.36m project to ‘breathe new life and vitality’ into Waltham Cross town centre has begun
A £1.36m project to ‘breathe new life and vitality’ into Waltham Cross town centre has begun. The New Town Square project aims to transform the current traffic- dominated area, known as The Roundel. The area south of the 13th century Eleanor Cross (above) is being remodelled to promote a family-friendly pedestrianised environment with green space and room for events.
The cost of the regeneration is split equally between Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and Broxbourne Borough Council. Paul Seeby, deputy leader of the council, said, ‘The aim of this project is to grow and transform Waltham Cross into a vibrant, thriving town centre for businesses, shoppers and visitors.’
The project is due to be completed this summer.
The Eleanor Cross is one of 12 elaborate stone monuments erected to mark the funeral procession from Lincoln to Westminster Abbey of Eleanor of Castille, wife of Edward I, in 1290. It is one of only three originals remaining today.