The Big Lottery Funded, Poole Quays Forum consultation program will end with a lively fun day on Saturday 14th March 11am-3pm in and around the Forums temporary shop in Orchard Plaza, Unit 2, 41 High Street Poole, BH15 1EG, located in Poole Old Town.
Free entertainment will be provided and includes:
street entertainment and circus skills
making and planting up flower pots (potential Mothers Day gift!)
exhibition of the neighbourhood plan
interactive and thought-provoking consultation questions
free prizes for the first 50 people that come through the door, sponsored by LUSH!
prizes for everyone that completes the Poole Quays Trail
The Forum have been undertaking a 6 week consultation on their ambitious plan for the area and this is the final event. The program has been funded by The Big Lottery and The Borough of Poole. Come down and look at the display and talk to the people who have written the policies.
Martha Covell from ECA Community Interest Company, who have devised and managed the consultation program says ‘We have had some really positive feedback over the past four weeks and it is inspiring to meet so many people who passionately believe that the area deserves upgrading. People particularly want to see better quality streets and spaces’. However we still need feedback from more people and are hoping to get over 100 people through the door on Saturday.
The event on Saturday will focus on how Hamworthy Centre can be improved and also how Poole Quays Forum can work with the Borough of Poole to improve our open spaces, in particular Hamworthy recreation ground and waterside and other parks in the area. Ann Smeaton, a member of Poole Quays Forum steering group and Hamside Residents Association said ‘We had an excellent workshop last week with community representatives from Hamworthy who want to see more shops, community facilities and a medical centre, brought forward by a clear master plan for the area. Martha and I are in the process of applying for a Government grant which will enable us to take forward some of the communities ambitions for the area’.
ABOUT THE FORUM AND THE PLAN
For more information on Poole Quays Forum and the plan please go to the web site: