Final touches to major Matlock square facelift

Planting a tree in Matlock's Crown Square
Image caption The square is a main shopping area in the town

Five trees have been added to Matlock's Crown Square as part of a £1m redevelopment of the Derbyshire town's main public square.

Old-style lamps, an improved roundabout and stone paving has also been added by Derbyshire Dales District Council.

Council leader Lewis Rose said the scheme was vital as it "gives traders a boost in difficult financial times".

The district and county councils funded the project along with Derbyshire Economic Partnership and Sainsburys.

Councillor Rose said: "The people who live and work in and around Matlock told us what they liked about this historic town, including its unique characteristics, but also identified areas in need of a facelift."

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