Plans are underway to make more use of the public piazza on The Moor by staging a series of events.

Town manager, Richard Gates, said the first will take place during half term week in February when games’ days will be held to encourage people to the area.

“We are very mindful that the biggest challenge with The Moor is that people walk through it and do not stop,” said Mr Gates. “We want to create ideas that make people stop and keep them there for longer.

“We are trying to get more groups using it and create a hub, an area, that people will want to use over 2014.”