|Ilkeston Town Centre Map|
New maps produced to help shoppers find their way around town centre
ENTERPRISE agency Erewash Partnership is distributing 10,000 new, updated guides to promote shopping inIlkeston town centre.
This is the fifth edition of the popular handy-size map and the first reprint for nearly three years.
The guide’s purpose is to encourage people to shop locally and sample some of the 250 shops in the town, one of the largest in Derbyshire.
Packed full of useful information, it is a handy reference tool for people who are visiting the town from further afield. For instance, it records that a market was first held there in 1252 and that the Scala Cinema is the oldest operational one in England.
It features post codes of car parks so that drivers will be able to use their satellite navigation systems to find their way around. There are also details of bus routes and stops in conjunction with operator trentbarton buses.
There is a special note for people with disabilities to help them shop. This includes two routes designed to make the going easier, plus a changing places toilet in the Co-op where people with disabilities can change.
Other facilities featured are cash points, re-cycling bins, and toilets, plus the sites of closed circuit television cameras designed to make motorists and shoppers feel safer.
Paul Calladine, market towns co-ordinator, said: “We are re-printing the handy guide because it is so popular. It gives all essential information about the wide variety available – everything from well-established independent outlets and national chain stores to the long-established traditional market, much-loved by shoppers.”
The map has been funded by support from local businesses and Erewash Borough Council.
Councillor Geoff Smith, lead member for planning and regeneration, said: “This revised guide is useful in showing the public, whether from Erewash or further afield, the many different traders, both existing and new, that Ilkeston has to offer. I hope the public will show their support for these traders.”
The maps will be distributed to homes, and can also be picked up at schools, the town’s library and hospital, shops and other businesses, leisure centres, Erewash Museum, and the Partnership’s office in Wharncliffe Road.