Published: Friday, 8th February 2019
People across West Norfolk are being asked to help to create the King’s Lynn town centre of the future.
‘Vision King’s Lynn’ is a project which has been launched by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk working in partnership with Discover King’s Lynn to develop a long term plan which will make the town centre thrive.
Over the next few weeks, people are being asked to share their thoughts about the town centre, and their aspirations for the future of the town.
Councillor Peter Hodson, Cabinet Member for Economic Development explained: “The town centre is the heart of King’s Lynn with so many qualities and attributes. But we are aware that our high streets are under pressure.
“Which is why we want to make sure our town centre thrives and becomes a destination of choice which we can all be proud of. We want to work with the people who use the town centre – who work here, who live here, who do business here, who trade here, who shop here, who visit here – to shape what our town centre will look like in the future.”
Over the next few weeks, people can have their say by completing the online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YG33XFW and by sharing their views via the project’s social media accounts ( @vision_lynn visionkingslynn). Project organisers will also be out and about in the town centre on 19 and 22 of February, finding out what people think. There will also be feedback cards distributed at locations across town.
Vicky Etheridge, Manager of Discover King’s Lynn said: “We have so much to be proud of in our town centre, the fantastic businesses and retailers, the places to visit, and the heritage. We want to build on all of this.
“But we cannot do this alone. Our town centre belongs to all of us and so it is vital that people tell us what they think. By working together, we can make this a town centre that truly benefits us all.”
People have until Monday 25 February to share their views. Once the feedback is collated, the Vision King’s Lynn partners will be developing a vision for the town. The feedback will also be used as part of an application for funding for the town centre. Councillor Hodson explained:
“We know that the town centre needs investment and so we will shortly be making an application to the Future High Streets Fund. The feedback from the public will not only help us to shape our vision but it will also inform this important application.”
The partners will share the key findings from the consultation and there will also be further opportunities to get involved in future.