WORK on Guisborough's cobbles is due to start again at the start of next month.

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council re-laid 53,000 cobbles from the Black Swan to Westgate Road and between Chaloner Street and the post office last year at a cost of £250,000 as part of a Millennium facelift.

Other work included new flower beds, tree surrounds and bus shelters, the building of six cycle stands and improvements to a bus layby.

The cobbles date back to the 1800s and local people are keen to see them preserved.

The next stage of the scheme to relay the cobbles will start on Monday, April 2, outside the former Sunwin House and move towards New Road. Guisborough Business Association asked that the work ceased over the summer period and the borough council has agreed to the request.

Ralph Ferguson, director of technical services with Redcar and Cleveland council, applauded businesses near to where the work had been carried, and thanked them for their continued support and co-operation.

At a meeting of Guisborough Town Council on Thursday, councillors applauded the council for doing such a good job.