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Town to undergo 200,000 revamp
A Cornish town centre is to undergo a 200,000 revamp.

The project, due to take place this month in St Austell, will include creating an outdoor market, removing rubbish and filling in potholes.

It is hoped the market will restore vitality to Almyer Square, and a litter and graffiti hotline will stop vandals.

However, residents are still waiting to hear when a long-awaited multi-million pound regeneration of the town centre will take place.

Restormel Borough Council said that the facelift would attract more shoppers into St Austell.

The 40m town regeneration was first discussed in 1999 but when the final project starts it will not be finished for at least two years.

Until then, Restormel Council and the Regional Development Agency said the 200,000 project would help to counter negative images of the town.

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