Improvements to Burntwood shopping centre are completed

Business owners are celebrating improvements to a Burntwood shopping area.

Work has been carried out on the car park, paving and lighting at the Ryecroft Shopping Centre.

Traders cut the ribbon on the improved Ryecroft Shopping Centre

Traders cut the ribbon on the improved Ryecroft Shopping Centre

Dianne Clift of D Beauty & Tanning Studio, and a founding member of the Ryecroft Traders Association, said the changes will help boost trade.

“It’s been a huge project for us and, with help from local councillors, Burntwood Business Crew and a great team from Lichfield District Council it’s finally paid off,” she said.

“We are all overjoyed with the result and hope it helps bring more much needed business to the centre.

“Customers have already commented on what a big difference it has made, as they can now park safely on the refurbished car park.”

New parking lines are due to be painted this week as the improvements continue.

Rob Fitzmaurice, of Midland Plumbing Supplies and chairman of Ryecroft Traders Association, said: “I’m over the moon.

“This is going to make such a difference to all of our businesses.

“I didn’t quite believe we could get it sorted it, and I’m so grateful to the Burtnwood Business Crew who kick-started this process and brought everyone together in the first place.

“It just shows what working together can do for a local community.”

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