Friday, 16 November 2012

Residents in Whitton to have their say


Whitton residents are being urged to comment on proposals to revitalise their high street as part of the Council’s Uplift programme, including improvements to the roads, walkways and the area’s overall appearance.
Following the Council’s All in One survey where residents asked to see more investment in the high street, swift improvement works have begun to upgrade street lighting and shop fronts. Now the Council is encouraging residents to have their say in shaping the next round of works as part of the Uplift programme.
The environmental improvements planned for Whitton High Street include resurfacing the carriageway along the High Street, reducing the amount of street furniture and signs, planting new trees, and replacing the pavements on both sides of Whitton High Street between the Admiral Nelson Pub and the junction at Jubilee Avenue and Montrose Avenue.
Cllr Virginia Morris, Cabinet Member for Environment said: “In response to residents' comments from the Council's All in One survey we propose to carry out additional work to further improve the look of Whitton High Street and complement the work already undertaken.
“We encourage anyone affected to take a look at the consultation drawings to see where the improvements will be carried out and provide us with their views which will help shape the works going forward.”
All addresses on the high street have been posted details and drawings of the plans. A presentation outlining the plans will also be on display at Whitton Library.
Completed questionnaires are to be returned by 30 November when the consultation closes. Please visit our consultation section for details.