Two consultation events announced for Station Approach
As part of ongoing efforts to consult with residents from across the district about the future of Station Approach, Winchester City Council has invited residents and businesses from across the district to meet the team at two consultation events planned in Winchester.
- Between 2pm and 7pm on Thursday 15 September, the team will be outside Winchester railway station.
- Between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 24 September, the team will be on a market stall on the High Street
More information about both events can be found by clicking here.
Cllr Martin Tod, leader of Winchester City Council, said:
“This is only the beginning of the project but if we get the beginning right, if we get the basics right, if we listen to people and set the right goals and specification and vision for how we are going to achieve this project, then I can strongly believe it will succeed. And your input is a vital part of that.”
Watch the video here to find out more from Cllr Tod about why Station Approach is such an important project for the area and how residents from across the district can get involved.
In early August Winchester City Council announced that it was launching a fresh consultation with residents about the future of Station Approach. This has already involved the launch of a dedicated website containing an interactive map and online survey where any resident can provide comment; the website has already been viewed more than 7,000 times. In addition to the website a range of different adverts running on social media and to ensure that those without internet are also able to provide feedback a four page newsletter and an eight page survey to more than 5,000 households in the immediate surrounding area.
The consultation, which the City Council insists will be the start of the conversation with the community, has already attracted a significant amount of feedback from local residents. Well over 300 forms have already been completed with many more being sent through in the post. It is hoped that the two consultation events in September will continue to raise awareness of the opportunities that exist at Station Approach and encourage as many residents as possible to get involved.
The initial consultation will run for twelve weeks, concluding on Friday 21 October.