Photos: Cooper Street in Bideford ‘reopened’ after facelift

Cooper Street was officially re-opened on Thursday by Mayor Simon Inch.

Cooper Street was officially re-opened on Thursday by Mayor Simon Inch. - Credit: Archant

The Bideford street was declared officially open by the mayor after two month project to repave it is complete.

Before and after: The tourist board on Jubilee Squares how the newly resurfaced Cooper Street used t

Before and after: The tourist board on Jubilee Squares how the newly resurfaced Cooper Street used to look. - Credit: Archant

A FACELIFT for a Bideford street has been officially unveiled by the town mayor in a ceremony this afternoon (Thurs).

Cooper Street was officially re-opened on Thursday by Mayor Simon Inch.

Cooper Street was officially re-opened on Thursday by Mayor Simon Inch. - Credit: Archant

Councillor Simon Inch declared Cooper Street open as he cut the red ribbon just over two months after work began to repave the street.

York Stone was used to create a flow from Jubilee Square, which was resurfacing was completed earlier this year.

The project was jointly funded by Bideford Town Council, Torridge District Council, and local businessman Rob Braddick.


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Cllr Inch said he was pleased it had been completed and was a real asset to the town.

“The town council will now be pushing for Mill Street to be done, though I don’t think we will be committing financial to it,” he said.

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“I’m not sure when this will happen but with Jubilee Square and Cooper Street now complete, this is the next step.”

Simon Hill, from Devon County Council, was also at the opening.

He said: “We were the designers and I’m really pleased with it – when you see it in real life compared to the plans it is so much better.”

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