Time running out to have your say


    Westbridge Park

    There is only a few days left for people to have a say on ideas for recreational activities and leisure facilities for a popular park in Stone.


    Nearly one thousand responses have already been received over the last few weeks which will help shape plans for the town’s Westbridge Park in Stone.


    A multi-use games area, skate-park and new play equipment have been previously earmarked as part of a multi-million pound leisure offer for the town.


    Information can be found at www.staffordbc.gov.uk/westbridgeparkconsultation. And there is still time for young people, residents and organisations to have their say with the closing date of Friday 16 March. 


    Work got underway last month on a new leisure centre with 25-metre, six lane swimming pool, alongside gym and fitness studios on Westbridge Park to replace the outdated building currently on site.


    Stafford Borough Council is carrying out a series of consultations with, among others, residents, schools, community groups and local councillors. This has included online surveys, workshops and drop in sessions.  


    The council received feedback last year from a number of youngsters about their expectations for a play park which helped form the wider consultation programme.


    Councillor Mike Smith, Cabinet Member for Leisure, at the council, said: “There is still time for people to have an input into this first phase of consultation. We want those in the community to help us shape the future of facilities and activities in the town so I’d urge people not to miss out.


    “And of course we are particularly keen to hear the views of young people whose responses will drive the types of facilities to be provided.”  


    Concept proposals will be drawn up based on feedback from the first phase of consultation – with residents and organisations having the opportunity to comment on them before plans are put forward.


    For more information www.staffordbc.gov.uk/westbridgeparkconsultation



    Press Release No 5426

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