Have your say on how streets and public areas could look in new townBy Laura Herbert
January 30, 2013
Have your say on how streets and public spaces in the town centre could look at a workshop next month.
As plans to regenerate Wokingham are now underway, Wokingham Borough Council wants to hear from people as part of its public realm strategy.
The strategy, which looks at the public space between buildings, is not part of the regeneration of the town, but will run alongside the scheme.
Councillor Keith Baker, executive member for planning and highways, said: “2013 is set to be an exciting year for Wokingham.
“Our town centre regeneration plans are gathering pace, and alongside this project, we are developing our Public Realm Design and Delivery Strategy.
“Public realm is more than just better footpaths, signage, buildings and open spaces – it’s about creating the right environment for the town’s people.”
He added: “It’s really important local people contribute to this process and have their say to help shape our plans and make Wokingham an even better place to live, work and visit.”
The council has carried out work to better understand the issues and now wants to hear from people to take this work further and build on the public’s views given at the Wokingham Town Centre Public Realm workshop in June 2011.
The council will soon develop designs for the town’s streets and public spaces, including Peach Street, Market Place, Denmark Street and Broad Street, and would like local people to get involved.
A workshop will take place in the town centre on Saturday, February 16, between 10.30am and 1.30pm.
To reserve a place call (0118) 974 6735 or email email@example.com by 5pm on Friday, February 8.
Places are first come, first served.