People in Norreys asked for feedback on how the area has changedBy Laura Herbert
January 24, 2013
People living in Norreys are being asked to give their thoughts on how life in the area has changed over the last three years.
A consultation took place in 2009 and now Wokingham Borough Council wants to find out if and how perceptions have changed at a public meeting.
The Community Signature consultation looked at quality of life, access to services, facilities and employment.
Since then, the council has worked with people in the area to improve life using healthy eating projects, a community garden and a traffic slowing campaign near schools.
The consultation revealed road safety, including speeding and poor parking, was a major concern as was dog poo, litter and graffiti.
The cost of public transport and leisure facilities and the lack of opportunities for the elderly, people with learning difficulties, the young and childless adults were also key issues.
The council wants to hear how life has changed since the consultation at a Community Conversation meeting at All Saints School, in Norreys Avenue, from 7pm to 9pm on Tuesday.
John Cawdell, the council’s community partnerships manager, said: “The Community Signature provided a lot of interesting information about how people living in Norreys feel about the area and their quality of life.
“Following this, a lot of work has been done to increase engagement and to support people to tackle some of the key issues themselves.
“We now think it is time to take stock and test people’s perception again.”
The meeting is open to anybody living in the Norreys ward. Call (0118) 974 6043 or visit www.wokinghambsp.gov.uk/norreys for more information.