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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Crewe residents and businesses invited to give their views at ‘Your Town – Your Choice’ events

 

People in Crewe are invited to a series of events to give their views on the regeneration of the town centre.

The meetings are part of Cheshire East Council’s ‘Your Town – Your Choice’ consultation to find out residents’ views on a range of issues including redevelopment, car parking, markets and the bus station.

There are two events aimed at residents:

  • Noon–2pm on Monday, July 13, at Crewe Lyceum Theatre, Heath Street, Crewe, CW1 2DA;
  • 6pm–8pm on Monday, July 20, at the YMCA, Gresty Rd, Crewe, CW2 6EL.

And one aimed at businesses:

  • 5pm–7pm on Monday, July 13, at Crewe Lyceum Theatre, Heath Street, Crewe, CW1 2DA.

Everyone is welcome but attendees should register by emailing: amy.beasley@cheshireeast.gov.uk or calling her on 01270 685705.

Those attending will be able to pick up a questionnaire about the redevelopment of the town – the Council wants as many people as possible to fill it in either on paper or online through the Council’s website at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/crewe-town-centre/crewe-town-centre.aspx.

All those completing the survey can enter a prize draw to win a VIP family ticket to the Hollywood Special Effects Show at Crewe Lyceum Theatre.

The Council is already committed to several major projects to unlock the potential of Crewe, revitalise the town centre and boost the surrounding local economy.

These include proposals for a HS2 hub station – which would generate £10bn of investment and 100,000 new jobs along the M6 corridor around south Cheshire and North Staffordshire – the £6m acquisition of the Royal Arcade site, which comprises the bus station and 26 retail units on Victoria Street and Queensway, and the opening of the new £15m Crewe Lifestyle Centre..

The Council has invited expressions of interest from developers and is looking at innovative investment models and partnership arrangements to secure investment, funding and delivery for the overall vision for the town.

Cheshire East Council Leader Councillor Michael Jones said: “Crewe is on the verge of the most exciting town centre redevelopment in living memory.

“It is about delivery for local people and shows our continued commitment to listening to local views and putting residents first. I am looking forward to hearing what people have to say.

“We want to create a town centre fit for the 21st century and the aspirations of the people of Crewe.”

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