Work to improve a parade of shops in Stockton is now complete.
Shoppers visiting Redhill Road shops in Stockton will notice improvements have been made to the paving, benches, bins and landscaping around the parade.
Trees have been planted and improvements have been made at the nearby bus stop, including a new dropped kerb crossing point for pedestrians.
The works at Redhill Road shops have been carried out by Stockton Council as part of a Borough-wide shopping parade enhancement programme.
The council is also carrying out works on footpaths at the front of High Newham Court in Hardwick to improve safety for pedestrians.
Work to rejuvenate Windlestone Road in Billingham is expected to start this week with the introduction of new paving, seating, trees and additional parking.
Thirteen Group, the owner of several shops on Redhill Road, is also due to carry out work, particularly to the canopies above their shops on the parade.
Councillor Nigel Cooke, Stockton Council’s cabinet member for regeneration and transport, said: “We have invested in this improvement programme to shopping parades across the Borough because we know how much local residents value the shops in their communities.
“It is important that they are kept in a good state of repair so people can enjoy shopping there and can access them easily.”