Hereford & Worcester

Worcester's £5m riverside regeneration scheme ends

New cycle and footbridge in Worcester
Image caption The cycle and footbridge was built using lottery money

New lights along the River Severn are being switched on to mark the end of a £5m riverside revamp in Worcester.

The project included a new foot and cycle bridge across the river.

The historic Watergate, linking Worcester Cathedral to the river, was also restored.

Councillor Marc Bayliss, from Worcester City Council, said: "We have worked to deliver a thriving riverside which both residents and visitors can enjoy over the coming years."

New trees have been planted and the riverside path that runs in front of the cathedral resurfaced.

The riverside lighting is designed to carry on working even if it is under floodwater for a long period.

Money for the project has come from Worcester City Council, Worcestershire County Council, the charity Sustrans and the Big Lottery Fund.

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