We have seen no further highway designs for Wootton Bassett Road to enable use of the Newburn Sidings.
There is further evidence of wildlife in the area. New signs are going up on Redpost Drive to warn drivers of animals crossing the road.
Whilst the temporary cycleways in the Town Centre have not have all been a success, new cycleways are needed. We will bring forward alternative proposals that we hope will get support.
After numerous attempts Junab is now on the Town Centre Deal Board. An application has been made to secure £25 million for the Town centre. Junab will seek to ensure that the money is spent well if the £25 million is secured.
Adorabelle and Ward Councillors have raised many Corona queries with the Councils Health Officers. We will be working closely in the coming months to lower the spread. Plans include speaking to local businesses, employees, taxi drivers and residents.
The Conservative Administration have been tasked with regenerating the Town Centre for over 15 years. All they appeared to have done is simply move existing facilities from one place to another. They messed up Whale Bridge and have delivered a crumbling Car Park and Excuses.
In desperation we have seen the local MP’s and the Town Centre Cabinet Member making appeals for investment and reimagining of the new Town Centre. We agree it needs serious changes but they have had this responsibility for many years and failed to deliver. As Junab pointed out, this Administration rejected a regeneration scheme proposed by Dr Laurie Marsh whilst providing no viable alternatives.
The Administration are pinning their hopes on a new Bus Station (called a Boulevard) and the new Zurich building. Whilst we welcome investment in the Town this completely misses the point; the Town Centre lacks the heart and soul which gives a place a unique identity and sets it apart helping to bring success.
The council are bidding to get a Town Centre Deal grant worth £25 million from the Government. The proposed use of this money looks like schemes the council have previously failed to deliver. In our view this is the opportunity to reimagine the Town Centre. There are outstanding projects such as a new Theatre, Art Gallery and Museum that need to be delivered. This is an opportunity to revitalise empty shops, reinvent the Wharf Green and Town Hall area, look at using the Morrisons building for alternative use, replace our bland stereotype spaces with parks and children’s play areas and breathe revitalised energy into the Town.
We will work with residents to give heart and soul to the Town, work with the Town Centre Deal Board, utilise the Town Centre Masterplan but chiefly work with our residents and those who care about delivering the changes that are needed to improve the Town Centre.
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