Community Planning Project off to Flying Start

More workshop dates announced and High Street News issued

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Summary of ideas/ initial feedback

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Andrew Dakers, the Chair of the High Street Steering group is reporting a hugely positive initial response to the the community planning project for the Brentford area. There was a large turnout at the launch event at Watermans Arts Centre on 18th January.

He said, " It was great to see such a large turnout and the free flow of so many ideas. "

Since the launch the Steering Group has spent February preparing for a series of workshops that will run through March. These workshops will pick up on the ideas already put forward and get down into a greater level of detail.

The second issue of High Street News is now going out across Brentford. You can download an electronic copy from the link to the right.

Workshop dates

Historical context

Sunday, 11 March 2007 - 10am-5pm

Brentford Dock Residents’ Room, Justin Close, Brentford

Tour of area (meet at Residents’ Room) - 10am-12noon

Workshop (back at Residents’ Room) - 12noon-5pm

Urban Design and liveability

Saturday, 24 March 2007 - 10am-5pm

Brentford Free Church (Foyer), Boston Manor Road, Brentford

An Older peoples’ workshop is being hosted by Age Concern Hounslow on the morning of Wednesday 21st March. This will consider the redevelopment of the High Street from an older person’s perspective.

An invitation only Young peoples’ conference is being hosted by Holiday Inn on Monday 26th March - led by Luke Kirton (West Play) and Garth Buckle (Hounslow Education Business Partnership). This will consider the full range of issues around the future of the High Street with young people from local schools.

For the all day workshops remember to bring lunch with you. Before attending a workshop you may like to take a look at some of the tools and resources on the thematic sub-groups web page:

The High Street Steering Group will reconvene at the end of March to start consolidating the ideas coming out of all the workshops.

This project is supported by Brentford Chamber of Commerce, Brentford Community Council, Brentford High Street Traders’ Group,, Grand Union Community Development, Heidelberg, Holiday Inn, Hounslow Council, the New Economics Foundation, Watermans and West Play.

March 9, 2007