Youth viewpoint for town's future is valuedBy Victoria Smith
April 16, 2012
Young people of Wokingham formed a key part of the town’s bid for £100,000 from the Government’s Mary Portas funding.
Children from The Forest School in Robin Hood Lane, Winnersh, created a video to accompany the bid to make Wokingham a Portas Pilot Town.
Wokingham Borough Council submitted the bid for up to £100,000 each for Wokingham and Woodley at the end of last month. The money can be used to revitalise town centres and improve footfall.
The teenagers of Wokingham have also contributed to the town centre regeneration scheme.
Council officers visited four of the borough’s secondary schools last year to ask for young people’s views on the revamp.
Members of the regeneration project team praised the input from the pupils, adding that one of the teens’ demands for a Nando’s restaurant in Wokingham had already been met, as the chain opened a branch in Market Place last month.