Friday, 15 October 2010

Whitton Town Centre Improvement Consultation launched today

Today I am happy to announce that the after months of hard work the Council will be launching a consultation on important improvements to our town centre.

Following on from my maiden speech where I spoke of my desire to reverse years of neglect from Richmond Council to our town of Whitton I am delighted to be able to announce that the tides are now turning. Today the Coucil have launched a consultation that will seek the views of Whitton residents, a key pledge of the Conservatives, to significantly improve the street scene of Whitton High Street.

Chief among the proposals are the creation of 'gateways' at both entrances to the High Street, with improved lighting and new tree planting throughout the High Street along with some footway and raised table repairs, especially at the zebra crossing at the bridge to control traffic.

The consultation is now open and residents will start to receive their consultation letters and documents to feedback their comments. Larger plans will be available at Whitton Library throughout the consultation period (15th Oct - 1st Nov) and details will be made availble online (website link to follow). Two drop-in sessions will also be held at the library at which council officers will be available to answer questions on Friday 22nd Oct 9:30am - 12:30pm and Saturday 23rd October 10am - 1pm.

The works are expected to begin early January 2011 and be completed by the Spring 2011.