Residents and businesses on the London Road in Bath are being encouraged to have their say about how £750,000 of investment earmarked by the Council can be spent to improve their environment.
A public meeting has been organised at 7pm on Thursday 8th March 2012 at the Gateway Centre on London Road, and local residents and businesses are being encouraged to come along and put forward their ideas.
The recently agreed Council budget gave the go-ahead to invest in physical improvements to enhance the environment over the next four years. Some ideas have already been put forward by the community including public realm improvements, such as street furniture and greening, encouraging private property regeneration through match-funding, bringing highly visible empty properties back into use, and resolving parking issues.
Councillor Cherry Beath said, “The London Road is an important gateway into our historic city and Bath & North East Somerset Council recognises the importance of improving the public realm and look of this community. We have already been listening to people, businesses, and ward councillors about what is needed to improve the environment of the London Road.
“The next step of this process is to get further views from the wider community so that the Cabinet can decide on how to invest the £750,000 over the coming years. I hope as many people as possible can attend the public meeting that the Council is organising.”
Alex Schlesinger, Chair of the London Road and Snow Hill Partnership, said, “We are really pleased that there is now money available to improve the look and surroundings in our community. It is really important that people come forward to feed their views into the process about how this investment should be spent.”
Ward Member Councillor Lisa Brett (Lib-Dem, Walcot) said, “The meeting is a good opportunity for people who feel strongly about their community to have their say about how the London Road looks in the future.“