Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Council seeks views on new Morecambe Action Plan

Lancaster City Council is asking for your help in planning a new heart for Morecambe.

Over the last year, the council has been talking to local people and now has a much better understanding of what they think about the centre of Morecambe and how it looks, feels and works. Unsurprisingly, people want Morecambe to improve, which means attracting more people and activity to the “heart” of Morecambe by making the town centre work better.

“It’s vital that we establish the right conditions and opportunities to encourage people and businesses to invest in Morecambe," feels Coun Abbott Bryning, Cabinet member with responsibility for regeneration, "in order to make it a better place to trade in, to live and work in and to visit.”

The council has prepared a topic paper explaining the issues, and is inviting local people to submit their views and suggestions about what you think should go into the Morecambe Area Action Plan.

The input of local people and organisations will help the council prepare options for the content of the plan. A full options consultation will then follow later in the year.

Anyone interested in having a say can also take part in two daytime presentation and discussion sessions at which you are invited to join officers to discuss any issues.

These will take place at The Platform, Morecambe on Monday 28th February (2pm – 4pm) and Thursday 3rd March, (10am – 12pm). To book a place on one of the above sessions or for a copy of the topic paper, email morecambeaap@lancaster.gov.uk or phone (01524) 582375 or 582362 before Friday 25th February 2011.

Anybody wanting to talk to a council officer about the action plan can call in at Morecambe Town Hall during office hours (9am to 5pm).

• Topic Paper 2: Developing Options is available to download from www.lancaster.gov.uk.morecambeaap which also contains more information on the ways in which you can respond. The closing date for responses is Friday, 18th March 2011

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