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Hamp residents to re-vamp Rhode Lane area of Bridgwater
THE HAMP area of Bridgwater will receive a much-needed facelift thanks to calls from residents to improve its streets and build a sense of community.
Hamp residents have identified the following areas as being in need of change: Rhode Lane, around the shops, and King George Avenue, the Rhode Lane and Queens Road junctions.
Now they are being invited to have their say on how their streets should be re-designed, as part of The Bridgwater Way project.
Free design workshops will be on August 29 between 5pm to 7pm at ReCreation on Rhode Lane.
The Bridgwater Way, funded by the Department for Transport, aims to transform travel in the town by making cycling and walking for work, school and fun, easier and safer.
Patrick Williams, senior project officer for Sustrans said: “Over the last few months we have spoken to hundreds of Hamp residents, holding a large number of on-street events, five design workshops, working with local community groups, as well as the schools and local businesses.
“The feedback and comments people have given us so far, have shaped how this project goes forward, identifying the streets people want changed, and the issues that need dealing with.
“We are now working to enable the community to design the changes, themselves, and I can’t wait to see how the Rhode Lane area will develop.”
The Bridgwater Way project includes 6.5miles of new or improved cycle paths and walking routes and a host of activities to encourage sustainable transport and ease congestion.
Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member David Hall said: “This is such a fantastic opportunity for residents of Hamp to have their say about how their community develops.
“It’s fun and friendly and a chance for friends and neighbours to get together and share ideas.
“The Bridgwater Way is more than just changing the way we travel around our town - it’s about building safe and healthy communities.”
The Bridgwater Way is being delivered through a partnership of Somerset County Council, Sustrans and Sedgemoor District Council.
CLICK HERE to access The Bridgwater Way website.
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