A PARADE of shops in Roseworth is under-going a revamp.

The works at Redhill Road shops are part of a Borough-wide shopping parade enhancement programme which will see Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council upgrade paving, benches, bins and landscaping on publicly owned land.

Meanwhile the Council is working with owners of the privately owned shops and land to encourage them to make improvements too.

At Redhill Road shops the Council is planting new trees and carrying out work at the nearby bus stop and pavement, which will include introducing new dropped kerb crossing points for pedestrians.

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport, Councillor Nigel Cooke, said: “We know how well used and liked these shops are by residents, so we want to make sure they remain in a good state of repair and accessible for everyone.

“The Council is carrying out the paving, planting and street furniture works as well as encouraging partners and private owners to support and invest in the improvement programme too by carrying out works to properties they own.”

Thirteen Group, the owner of several shops on Redhill Road, will also be carrying out work, particularly to the canopy above their shops, to ensure maximum impact and benefit to the parade.

Similar works will take place at Windlestone Road in Billingham and High Newham Court in Hardwick in the coming months.