Throughout the process of developing Energising Blyth we will be seeking the views of residents, businesses and other key stakeholders.
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 Future High Street Fund Preferred Option Projects. We will continue to listen and to use your thoughts to influence the development of Blyth.
In July 2020 Blyth was awarded £750,000 as one of the government’s 101 ‘Town Deal’ towns. The money will be spent this financial year to boost the fortunes of the town and aid economic recovery. Listening to your feedback, we have worked with Blyth Town Council to expand on their proposed Bowes Street project to deliver phase one of the ‘Northern Gateway Project’.
The project will expand on work planned for Bowes Street and ensure that materials, design and connectivity bring it in line with plans submitted to the Government for the Market Place as a part of the Future High Street Fund application.
The scheme will include widening the footpaths, creating extra parking and introducing a one-way system running from West to East. It will also involve improving the look and feel of Bowes Street. Work will start in January 2021.
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
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