Estate residents to talk about shopping

TRADERS and residents are to be asked how they would like three shopping areas on Weston's housing estates improved. The South Ward Neighbourhood Management Partnership will soon begin consultations on possible improvements to the shopping precincts in Lo

TRADERS and residents are to be asked how they would like three shopping areas on Weston's housing estates improved.The South Ward Neighbourhood Management Partnership will soon begin consultations on possible improvements to the shopping precincts in Loxton Road on the Coronation estate, Aller Parade on the Oldmixon and St Andrew's Parade on the Bournville.The improvements to the shopping areas form part of a wider programme of work across the South Ward area, to revitalise parks and open spaces, provide more community facilities for residents and make it easier for people to get access to training and employment opportunities. The partnership is made up of residents from Oldmixon, Bournville, Potteries and Coronation estates, local councillors and organisations such as the police, the council, North Somerset Housing and the For All Healthy Living Centre in Lonsdale Road. It has been awarded £3.7million by Central Government to South Ward to make the improvements happen. The partnership wants to involve people of all ages in its plans and is organising a youth event on June 1 to find out what youngsters would like to see happening and how they would like to change their neighbourhoods. Groups of children have been taking photos of the things they like and dislike about where they live in preparation for the day. The photos will be displayed at the event to make sure future plans take account of what young people want. The youth event, at Weston St John's Football Club in Coleridge Road on the Bournville, will give young people a chance to have their say and try out lots of different activities.


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