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Top of The Town proposals to go on display
PLANS to change the look and feel of Basingstoke’s Top of The Town will go on public display for the first time next week.
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council wants to install a new set of street furniture in the area to make it look more attractive to visitors.
It is the first step in the borough council’s £250,000 bid to revamp the struggling town centre area and includes installing new benches, planters, and bins.
An exhibition of the proposals will be on display on Wednesday between 11am and 6pm in Market Place.
Councillor Ranil Jayawardena, borough deputy leader, who is leading the town centre revamp, urged people to tell the council what they think of the ideas.
He said: “These smaller scale environmental improvements mark the start of work to change the look and feel of the Top of The Town. Longer term and larger scale changes will be consulted on later in the year.
“I hope that people will take the time to give us their views on how they think the public areas could be improved to make them not only more attractive but also to encourage them to be better used.
“For example, do we need more seating so that people can sit and eat their lunch in the fresh air? If so, what would be the best locations for this?
“It is great to see more progress on our ambitious plans to revitalise the historic heart of the town to give it a more successful future.”
Feedback on the proposals can be submitted online by visiting basingstoke.gov. uk/go/townchanges by October 9, or by requesting a paper survey form by calling 01256 844844.
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