Louth Active Travel Scheme: Mercer Row seats arriving next month

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Two bespoke combination seating units will be the latest addition to the town’s blossoming café culture.

July will see two large seat units that combine comfortable seating with seasonal planters making their appearance as part of the Louth Active Travel Scheme. 

Arriving in time for the summer holidays, the bespoke ‘Parklet’ units are to be placed in Mercer Row with the wooden seating units an inviting element of the ATF.

Because of the new seats, visitors enjoying the pedestrianised area in the town will have more opportunities to stop and rest, taking in more of the area’s variety of unique traders, services and food outlets. 

Parking bays in the area have now been switched from Mercer Row to the marketplace for further access to banks and to encourage more engagement with the pedestrianised area during non-market days. 

With more disabled parking now than was previously available, Mercer Row and the seating units will be a crucial part of the access to the pedestrian space which is designed to encourage people towards businesses and services in Mercer Row and Cornmarket.

Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways said: “This is great news that the Parklet seating units will be here in time for the summer holidays.

"As part of the ongoing Active Travel Scheme in the beautiful town of Louth, these bespoke items that combine comfortable seating with flower planters will be a valuable addition to the area. 

“As we continue working with Louth into this 18-month trial scheme for a sustainable and bright future for the town I want to again underline the point that we will continue to listen carefully to what residents and businesses tell us is, and isn’t, working.

"We will then consider the feedback and act accordingly.

“The Active Travel Scheme is at the forefront of what we are doing across the county in sustainability terms.

"The scheme is developed around a series of positive changes to boost audiences for businesses and meet the needs of one of our most beautiful and welcoming Lincolnshire towns.”

Published: 1st June 2022