Chard Town Centre Public Realm Improvements

Griffiths has been appointed as the construction contractor to deliver the improvements at Fore Street, Holyrood Street, Boden Street and the Eastern Gateway. Improvements to the public realm in Chard will create a better town centre environment, worthy of Chard’s historic character.

The work forms part of South Somerset District Council’s (SSDC) High Street Heritage Action Zone programme that sees over £2 million of funding invested in the town centre until 2024, including public realm improvements, grants for the repair and renovation of historic buildings and shop fronts, as well as community engagement projects. More than £1 million of government high streets funding has been secured from Historic England, after the town was designated a High Street Heritage Action Zone, matched by funding coming from SSDC as well as a contribution from Chard Town Council.

You can also visit www.chardregeneration.co.uk to view the latest information and details of scheduled works in the town centre.

Night/Evening Works
We will endeavour and continue to carry out our works during normal working hours. However, where it is more practical to work, evening and nightwork will commence in certain areas of this project.


Sunday 15th May 2022 1600hrs – 2130hrs Planer & Surfacing
Marshall on Leisure Centre car park to request use of Boden street instead.
Temp restriction access to Holyrood St to allow planer to safely operate along Holyrood St – Asphalt team will ensure any pedestrians use opposite footways to side being attended.
Chevron (TM) will marshal the entrance to Holyrood to deter use and request use of Crowshute instead, and necessary access will be enabled as appropriate, under safe escort to pass the planer.