Town Centre: Calling Acton Residents
You could help shape the plan to improve facilities
Ealing Council is looking for enthusiastic Acton residents to help shape plans to improve community facilities and regenerate the town centre.
Residents are getting the chance to join a new team that will help develop ideas for how the facilities could be transformed.
In July the council decided to start exploring options for improving community facilities on the Acton Town Hall site, after consultation with residents showed more than 80% favoured the town centre site over the South Acton Estate.
Community groups and organisations using the town hall, library, baths and Priory Centre have already been invited to join the Acton Town Hall team, but the council also wants to find residents who would like to take part. Local business people and representatives from voluntary organisations have also been invited to join the group.
The team will visit other boroughs that have found exciting and innovative ways of improving their community facilities to see what ideas could work in Acton. There will also be a full tour of the existing facilities, so the team can find out what is already on offer and a summit to work up ideas and agree principles for the scheme.
Councillor David Millican, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport, said: “We really want to improve the community facilities on offer in Acton, but we recognise it is vital that we involve local people. I hope residents who are interested in the project will want to get involved and help shape the future of Acton.”
Anyone joining the team would have to be prepared to spend three days considering the project and attending workshops and making site visits. Two of those days would be Saturdays and there would be one meeting on a Wednesday evening.
September 24, 2009