Dozens of people gathered to attend the official re-opening of Great Harwood’s Towngate following a £400,000 refurbishment.
Major renovations have been carried out on the town square over the past six months as part of the £40 million Pennine Reach transport improvement scheme across East Lancashire.
The revamped Towngate was open for the first time to the monthly Farmers Market and attended by dozens of residents, shoppers, businesses and council officials.
Ward councillor and Lancashire County Councillor Gareth Molineux said: “Over the last three years Great Harwood has seen hundreds of thousands of pounds invested in it.
“The new square opens up the area to create a more usable space for the Sunday farmers market, the Civic Society’s annual charity market and the Christmas lights switch on.
“These are exciting times, Great Harwood is on the way again and in my opinion has become Hyndburn’s second town once again.”
The works on the Towngate were started in March and due to take 12 weeks however were delayed. Previous work on the Towngate in recent months has seen the Mercer Clock restored to its former glory following a project launched by the area council, Civic Society and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
The next Farmer’s Market will take place on Saturday, August 23 and will coincide with the Civic Society’s annual charity market.