Throughout the process of developing Energising Blyth we will be seeking the views of residents, businesses and other key stakeholders.
The Heart of Blyth project is about living in a strong and resilient community, this affects all aspects of our lives from our health and wellbeing to our local economy and the environment.
Heart of Blyth survey
The survey is open until 18 April 2021, and you can find out more about the project on the Heart of Blyth website.
Blyth contributes gererously to consultation. The feedback received so far has shaped the plans for Energising Blyth. It has also had a wider impact, informing the decisions and workstreams of other stakeholders in the town. We will continue to listen, and to develop Blyth as we do so.
The Blyth Town Forum held a second consultation event in February 2020. This involved a second Showcase in an empty retail unit in Westgate House on Waterloo Road, a schools consultation, a 1-2-1 consultation with 50 town centre businesses, and an online survey. We asked you about draft plans for the application to the Future High Street Fund, ahead of it’s submission in July 2020.
Blyth Town Forum held its first showcase in September 2019 in the Market Place. It was an open event and over 2,000 members of the Blyth community attended, including children and those who have lived and worked in Blyth for many years. There were lots of helpful suggestions on the things people would like to see change in the town centre.
Your input to consultations so far has been invaluable. We have used your views to help inform our plans to Energise Blyth.
So far you have helped us to develop the successfully funded Future High Street Fund projects, and the projects which have been included in the Town Investment Plan. This has been submitted to government to support the Blyth Town Deal.
We will continue to listen and to use your thoughts to influence the development of Blyth.
In December 2020, the government announced the success of the Blyth FHSF application, which was developed taking your views into consideration.
During 2021 we will be undertaking detailed planning and consultation on each of the four successfully funded projects, with delivery from 2022 onwards.
You’ll have the opportunity to give us your views on the detailed plans as they are developed.
Early views can be sent to email@example.com
One of the things that you told us you were worried about, was anti-social behaviour in the town centre. Listening to your feedback on safety and wellbeing, considerable work continues in response to this.
If you have anything further to say please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can post your comments to us at:
Energising Blyth Team
Economy & Regeneration Service
To join the debate go to the Government’s ‘MyTown’ campaign page and let us know where you thinkg money should be invested.
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