Work to overhaul Aylsham Market Place is well under way - but causing disruption

Work is well under way to make over Aylsham's historic Market Place.

But the �70,000 of resurfacing work is having a knock on effect on town centre businesses as roads have had to be closed and parking blocked.

Liz Jones, retail manager of the Break charity shop in Market Place, said: 'It is causing disruption and obviously in the Market Place and Red Lion Street there's not any many customers around as there would otherwise be.

'I appreciate the road works have got to happen and the end result is we'll have a much nicer market place, but we're all hoping very much that the contractors will be able to get the work done within schedule.'

The overhaul started on Sunday and is due to finish tomorrow.

Norfolk County Council, which is carrying out the work, warned there would be 'inevitable' disruption and apologised for any inconvenience.

As part of the project, buses will be rerouted out of the square, new shelters will be put up and the parking layout will be altered. The square will also become pedestrian-only on market days with permits being issued to traders and vehicles that need access.

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