Have your say on city's future

Worcester News: HAVE YOUR SAY: Launching the Future Worcester campaign. 46140901 HAVE YOUR SAY: Launching the Future Worcester campaign. 46140901

CITIZENS of Worcester are being called on to help shape the city’s future.

The city council has launched the Future Worcester campaign, asking people to start thinking about what they would like their home city to be like in 2040.

The campaign is an opportunity for people to influence the way Worcester develops over the next 30 years.

They are being invited to take part in discussion sessions 1covering life, work, play, shopping, tourism and investment in Worcester.

They can use a council resource pack to run their own sessions and then submit their findings to the council, which will use them to form a long-term strategy.

Council managing director Duncan Sharkey said: “This is the first time Worcester City Council has done anything like this. It’s not a formal consultation, but a way for us to talk face to face with people who live, work, study, shop, spend leisure time or invest in this city.

“We need to find out about their dreams and ambitions for Worcester, so that we can plan for a future that matches their aspirations.

“We are striving all the time to make Worcester a better place in the here and now – but we need to lay plans today if we are to achieve an even better Worcester in the future.”

Anyone interested in holding a discussion should e-mail their name, address and a contact number to futureworcester @worcester.gov.uk or call 01905 722057 and leave their details.

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10:37am Sun 21 Nov 10

DermotItis says...

Sorry I can't help... I don't have dreams about Worcester, only nightmares!

The main nightmare is that in 20 years time our city and county councillors will still be in denial and the northern bridge will not have been built.

Just building the north bridge and completing the ring road will civilise the traffic in our once pleasant city streets.

Ring roads work everywhere else, but we are told that it would inappropriate for Worcester!

However, there are so many influential people with a vested interest in stopping development to the north of Worcester, that I doubt that it will ever happen.

Anything else is just candy-floss and on a par to park-and-ride and other failures.
Sorry I can't help... I don't have dreams about Worcester, only nightmares! The main nightmare is that in 20 years time our city and county councillors will still be in denial and the northern bridge will not have been built. Just building the north bridge and completing the ring road will civilise the traffic in our once pleasant city streets. Ring roads work everywhere else, but we are told that it would inappropriate for Worcester! However, there are so many influential people with a vested interest in stopping development to the north of Worcester, that I doubt that it will ever happen. Anything else is just candy-floss and on a par to park-and-ride and other failures. DermotItis

11:07am Sun 21 Nov 10

Jabbadad says...

I fully agree those that live in the Principality of Claines are quite happy to use the Southern Link Road and the M5 but hold this City / County to ransom on the Nortern Link Road.
One of their worries I hear is that they fear that with the By-pass there would be building infill bringing them into the City boundries. Well so where is the problem they are also quite happy to come to work in the City, to send the kids to school in the City, to Use the Supermarkets and hospital in the City, in fact anything that suits their lifestyles except a ring road.
Well this Island we live on called Brittain is getting smaller each hour by erosion and definately becoming overcrowded, so they, Claines have to come into reality, and take their share, since I understand the the houses will be built ring road or no ring road. Then perhaps you just might get your own school and doctors surgeries that dispense medicines and undertake minor operations etc.
Get Real.
I fully agree those that live in the Principality of Claines are quite happy to use the Southern Link Road and the M5 but hold this City / County to ransom on the Nortern Link Road. One of their worries I hear is that they fear that with the By-pass there would be building infill bringing them into the City boundries. Well so where is the problem they are also quite happy to come to work in the City, to send the kids to school in the City, to Use the Supermarkets and hospital in the City, in fact anything that suits their lifestyles except a ring road. Well this Island we live on called Brittain is getting smaller each hour by erosion and definately becoming overcrowded, so they, Claines have to come into reality, and take their share, since I understand the the houses will be built ring road or no ring road. Then perhaps you just might get your own school and doctors surgeries that dispense medicines and undertake minor operations etc. Get Real. Jabbadad

11:10am Sun 21 Nov 10

Jabbadad says...

I meant school to accomadate the older children of course, I realise that there is a very good infants school in the village.
I meant school to accomadate the older children of course, I realise that there is a very good infants school in the village. Jabbadad

11:06am Mon 22 Nov 10

one94 says...

I live in Claines and would love it if the northern bypass was completed.

Also, what an odd perception that Claines is a village. Where do you get that idea? It's no more a village than Warndon (Villages)! Although I grant you, it does have a more serene village-like ambience about it than other parts of Worcester.
I live in Claines and would love it if the northern bypass was completed. Also, what an odd perception that Claines is a village. Where do you get that idea? It's no more a village than Warndon (Villages)! Although I grant you, it does have a more serene village-like ambience about it than other parts of Worcester. one94
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