Still time to have your say on the future of Elm Road
Published Tuesday 25th September 12 in Council - news and information releases news
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is giving residents another opportunity to have their say on the future of the Elm Road area of Leigh this Saturday (29th September).
Elm Road is home to a number of important buildings including Leigh Community Centre, Leigh Police Station and Leigh Youth Centre, as well as a large car park.
The Council, which owns a number of the buildings and most of the land, is determined that local residents should play their part in deciding what happens to them in the future.
A large amount of feedback was gathered during a three-day public consultation workshop which was held in the main hall of the community centre in June.
But the Council is giving people who were unable to attend the workshop another chance to air their views on how the area's future should be shaped.
Executive Councillor for Planning, Jonathan Garston, said: "The buildings in Elm Road are very important to Leigh residents and are a part of the area's heritage.
"We want to ensure local people have their opportunity to say what they think should happen to the buildings so we can draft a set of planning options for further public consultation.
"The three-day consultation workshop we held in June was well attended and lots of residents had their say.
"But we are holding another drop-in session this weekend to enable people who weren't able to attend the first time to tell us what they think should happen in Elm Road."
The drop-in session will take place at Leigh Library in Broadway West, Leigh, from 10am to 3pm on Saturday.
Officers from the Council's Strategic Planning Team will be on hand to discuss the views gathered at the earlier workshop and listen to fresh ideas.