Market traders, local businesses and residents are being asked to have their say on proposed improvements to Golborne Road.

The Golborne Working Group, which is made up of the Golborne Association, Golborne Forum, local residents, market traders and shop owners has identified a number of issues which it would like the Council to improve. These include: poor signage, tired pavement surfaces, poor drainage, market management and road safety.

The Working Group also identified aspects of the street which it liked and wanted to keep such as retaining the existing road and pavement widths and the eclectic mix of shops and traders.

The group was also very keen to encourage more visitors and tourists to the area and to promote the existing market and its street food stalls.

The Council has now identified a number of improvements which it can make that will not compromise the area’s traditional character. These include: raising the market stall area to pavement level and re-profiling to solve the drainage problems, repaving the pavements (but retaining their current width), installing new streetlights which are suitable for hanging banners and Christmas decorations and will make the road brighter at night; planting five more trees; replacing angled parking bays with parallel bays to improve the connectivity of Golborne Road and providing raised tables at the junctions of Portobello Road and Wornington Road to slow vehicles and assist pedestrians crossing the road.

Market traders, residents, shop owners and other businesses in the Golborne ward are now being asked to let the Council know whether or not they support the proposals by taking part in the Golborne Road Improvements consultation at

The consultation closes on Friday 23 October 2015.