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Wanted: Your Ideas for King’s Lynn Town Centre

Vision King's Lynn & a picture of the town centre

Published: Friday, 29th November 2019

Share your ideas for King’s Lynn town centre and help to shape its future.

That’s the message as a ten day Vision King’s Lynn consultation launches seeking suggestions from the public for the town centre.

From Friday 29 November till Monday 9 December, people will be able to share their ideas around town centre living, ways to bring the heritage to life, and how to make the most of empty units. In addition, there will also be an opportunity to give suggestions around what else people would like to see that would add to their town centre experience.

People will be able to share their views in a number of ways, including via an online survey: and at two town centre consultation events in the Events Trailer in the Tuesday Market Place. These will be held from 12noon till 2pm on Wednesday 4 December, and from 12noon till 3pm on Saturday 7 December. People will be invited to tell organisers their ideas around the themes that could make the town centre a place where more people want to live and visit.

People will also be able to join in the discussion online via the Vision King’s Lynn social media channels:

And, everyone who completes the survey could enter a prize draw to win £100 in vouchers for Alive Corn Exchange.

The consultation is being led by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk and will help to inform future plans for the town centre, and specifically the Heritage Action Zone Funding submission. The Heritage Action Zone applies to the High Street and Norfolk Street.

The Heritage Action Zone funds sits with the Future High Streets Fund and could bring significant investment for the town centre. This latest consultation comes shortly after a Vision King’s Lynn survey which focused on how people use the town centre and how they feel about it. That survey is set to close at midnight on 29 November.

Matthew Henry, Assistant Director, Regeneration & Property said: “We are so grateful to everyone who has got involved with Vision King’s Lynn, sharing their thoughts about how they use the town centre and how they feel about it.”

“Consulting and engaging people in our plans for the town centre is an absolute priority and now we want your ideas – what do you think we could do? What are your suggestions that could help us to enhance the town centre for people who visit and live here?”

“We know, from our conversations, that there are so many people who are passionate about the future success of the town centre. We would really encourage people to please tell us your ideas. You could help to shape our town centre.”

What are your ideas? The questions that are being asked are:

  1. Apart from retail, what do you think we are missing in the town centre?
  2. Again, apart from retail, what ideas do you have for what we could do to add value to your town centre experience (for example, leisure, entertainment, culture, events)? Please let us have all your ideas!
  3. What do you think we could do to make town centre living (living above the shops) attractive to people?
  4. What ideas do you have for what we could do to bring the town centre’s heritage to life?
  5. What ideas do you have for what we could do to make the most of our empty retail units?

Updates about consultation and the funding submissions for the town centre, will be shared across the Vision King’s Lynn social media channels.

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