Strand shelter demolished

THE Strand s thatched shelter, branded an eyesore by MP Hugo Swire as long ago as 2006, was finally demolished this week.

THE Strand's thatched shelter, branded an 'eyesore' by MP Hugo Swire as long ago as 2006, was finally demolished this week.

He had suggested that the shelter be 'pulled down' and a new shelter built for the 21st century.

The work is all part of the district and county council's �3m enhancement scheme.

The first stage, scheduled to finish this week, altered signals and traffic islands in Rolle Street and Imperial Road.

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Phase two from this week until at least the end of May will see new paving and changes to the layout in Rolle Street and the south west side of The Strand between Victoria Road and St Andrew's Road.

The Strand shelter could indeed be replaced - provision for a new building has been made in the enhancement plans, although proposals are still being considered.

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