Report shares local people's views on transformational projects in Trowbridge

Feedback from the engagement on the Future High Streets Funded schemes in Trowbridge

Published 10 May 2022
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Wiltshire Council has published a report which shares the feedback received from residents, businesses and local stakeholders during the recent engagement on the Future High Streets Funded schemes in Trowbridge.

People were encouraged to give their views and ideas on the emerging work for a range of transformational projects which included pedestrian and public space enhancements in the town centre, improvements to the River Biss corridor, vacant commercial unit grant, the renovation of the Town Hall and seeking a new use for Market Chambers (the old Wetherspoon).

The two-week engagement period was held between 27 January 2022 and 11 February 2022. 415 responses were received with the vast majority, 348, responses received via the online survey, 58 people completed a hard copy of the survey and 9 people responded by email.

Cllr Richard Clewer, Leader of Wiltshire Council, said: "We are delighted with the level of feedback received and that it's generally very positive on the projects presented to the local community. It provides a good level of confidence that these schemes are welcomed and are a good fit for Trowbridge.

"The next step is for the project teams to consider the responses and use them to develop detailed designs for the various schemes, before sharing these with local people once again.

"It is a priority for us to support our towns ensuring they can develop, be well-connected and the local economy can grow in a sustainable way. The £16 million investment from the Government's Future High Streets Fund is the first step in helping to breathe new life into Trowbridge town centre and we are confident it will act as a catalyst for other exciting schemes to come forward in the future."

Read the report and more information about the projects.

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Published 10 May 2022