The revamping Camberley’s High Street is a definite plus for it’s town centre. Issues around the services hidden in the street have hampered progress. I’m understanding that this is delaying the revamp. The published public works plan, see below, shows the that the area designated as High Street north was due for completion by the end of Qtr 2. Given the hidden services and possible coronavirus issues, the current state of the works shows that this projected date will be missed.
I’d be surprised if the works are completed before the end of the third quarter. I visited the works last Sunday afternoon, and saw that much work remains to be done. The completed areas of paving and road look impressive. Given the current pristine nature of the paving I’d like to see plenty of litter bins being installed, maybe a joint recylcing/litter bin outside food retailers. From my visit I forsee the new paving having to be dug up for the proposed trees, cycle racks and lighting. I’m not at all impressed by this lack of forethought. I worry about cars that will likely mount the footpath, and that discarded chewing gun will mar the paving. Methinks the street will probably need continual marshalling.
Anyway, below the project plan below are my photos of the current state of the works, and at the end an image of the proposed Hight Street revamp.