High St Spring clean

Derwent Valley Council is spring-cleaning and modernising the appearance High Street New Norfolk, as part of its 2017/2018 capital works and street management activities. In the early months of 2018, the familiar, but faded blue powder-coated feature railings which line the footpaths of High Street will be removed, damaged items repaired and each will receive a smart new coat of paint. The paint colour chosen, “Hammertone Black” reflects a modern aesthetic and will complement the railings and wider streetscape with a modern, textured look.


This follows on from work completed last November, cleansing of the wide footpath surfaces of High Street which freshened up and improved the appearance of the main retail area of New Norfolk. A high-pressure water unit is utilised to clean the surface of the footpaths, removing the build-up of dirt, grease and the deposits of passing foot traffic. The change was undertaken in sections on a weekly basis, with Council Works teams out early, before opening hours for the shops.


Local sheet metal business owner Lawrence Williams has been contracted to undertake the painting and repair work on Council’s behalf. It’s a return to the site for Lawrence, who installed the original railings approximately 20 years ago.


[credit: Derwent Valley Council]

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