Audience: Bury St Edmunds residents, town centre workers, shoppers and visitors
Are you a Bury St Edmunds resident, town centre worker, shopper or visitor? If so then for the next eight weeks, we need you.
The Bury St Edmunds Town Centre Masterplan is a project to shape the future of the town centre so that it works for people. It is not just about ensuring that it continues to attract shoppers and visitors for decades to come, but also that it is accessible, and a place where people can live and work happily. That includes looking at how the town continues to cope with growth and other future pressures such as technological changes, and responds sensitively to a larger number of people and cars.
A huge part of the town centre masterplan will be to look at those elements of the town centre that don’t really work, are perhaps a bit grotty or disconnected - and that is where the public can play a big part.
Over the next eight weeks until 21 April, we will be running a public engagement campaign to get your views on what the issues and options are for Bury St Edmunds Town Centre. Once we have fully understood the issues and options that are most important to everyone who uses the town centre, we can then move forward and draw up a masterplan that can address them. That will form the next stage of the project and further consultation.
We will be holding events in and around the town centre, where you can have your say, and we will also be providing information about the consultation to residents associations, business organisations, groups representing people with disabilities and additional needs, schools, colleges, faith groups, interest groups and more – all encouraging them to spread the word and invite everyone to have their say.
To find out more and have your say visit our Bury St Edmunds Town Centre Masterplan page.