Traders at Freshbrook Village Centre have been working together over the winter months to agree on an action plan after Swindon Council announced that £125,000 would be spent on a makeover.
Whilst developing a long term plan the business people and representatives from the community centre and Elsie Hazel Court have discussed how to work with each other on day to day issues and met with the police about dealing with anti-social behaviour.
The discussions so far have centred on better signage around and within the centre, and signs asking people not to litter or allow dogs to foul pavements.
A major area of work would be to remove the raised planting beds, to create more parking and to include disabled parking bays for the first time.
Swindon Council community facilitator Gail Light who is coordinating the project said the plans could be displayed in March or April before work starts at the end of the Spring.
Work on upgrading Toothill Community Centre is being discussed later in the year.
Pictured: left to right, Anne Pileggi of Hairworks Salon, Emma Tanner of Freshbrook Community Centre, David Millard, manager at Elsie Hazell Court, Swindon Council community facilitator Gail Light, dentist Brendon Ball, tesco manager Liz Mason.