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New Market Traders

Further traders set to open at Chester’s new Market

With less than five months until the new market is expected to open, Cheshire West and Chester Council can announce the second tranche of traders taking stalls. Eleven further stalls are now contracted or are under offer to trade, with five taken by existing Chester Market traders, and one by a business relocating from the […]

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Time capsules buried at Chester Northgate

Students from Chester Blue Coat CE Primary School, Queen’s Park High School and The Queen’s School have each buried a time capsule in the new Exchange Square in the heart of the Northgate development. The capsules contain a wide selection of artefacts that the students selected to provide future generations with an insight into life […]

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St. Martins Way

Chester Northgate highways update

The Council’s Northgate development contractors will be carrying out a series of highways works around the site during May and June to provide access for pedestrians, public transport and vehicles, as construction nears completion. The works have been scheduled to minimise their impact on through traffic and to avoid forthcoming city centre events, race meetings […]

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Swift boxes

Swift and bat boxes installed

Twenty swift ‘hotels’ are being installed in the Northgate car park brickwork, they will help reverse the decline of swifts in Chester, along with 2 bat boxes also. Cllr. Samantha Dixon, Chair of the Northgate Joint Member Working Group with John Dearnley and Roger Nutter, from Chester RSPB, came to meet the Vinci site team […]

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Chester drain outfall

Work completed on Chester’s new surface water drain

The complex and challenging task of tunnelling under the city centre has now been completed. The new drain is a major future-proof environmental investment by Cheshire West and Chester Council in the city’s recovery from the pandemic, and an essential requirement ahead of major regeneration schemes, including the Northgate development currently under construction and set […]

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