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Hundreds have their say on Alnwick's future

Hundreds of residents have had their say about how Alnwick develops over the coming years.

The community engagement event on delivering the Neighbourhood Plan for Alnwick was organised by the Alnwick Forum, a partnership between Northumberland County Council and Alnwick Town Council

Among the projects up for discussion were the future of the former Duchess High School on Howling Lane and the Lindisfarne site.  

Staff from the County Council’s Highways team also sought views on Narrowgate highway improvements, while visitors were updated on the plans for the Playhouse.

Forum members and Alnwick County Councillors Gordon Castle and Robbie Moore said: “It was fantastic to see so many people attending the event.

“This was a brilliant example of Northumberland County Council working with Alnwick Town Council to help deliver a better community for all.

“No doubt the hard work starts now but it is great to see the ball has started to roll.”

Councillor Richard Wearmouth, Cabinet Member for Economic Development with Northumberland County Council added: “The turn-out shows how passionate local people are about their town and we look forward to taking all their views into account as the Forum progresses.

Mayor of Alnwick Councillor Alan Symmonds said: “The engagement event focused on some really important sites in the town and I am looking forward to hearing the views of our residents.”

There is still time to have your say on developments. To see the display boards and take part in the questionnaires go to the links below. The survey closes on Friday, December 7.


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