Have a say on plan for Town Square

Residents are being asked for their views on improving a community space in Cramlington.

Wednesday, 30th March 2016, 8:17 am
Updated Wednesday, 30th March 2016, 8:22 am
An artist's impression of what the new Cramlington Town Square could look like.

The town council is looking into redesigning the area around the War Memorial so residents and community groups can enjoy more public events and activities at the heart of the town.

Last year the Christmas lights switch-on was held there and it was felt that incorporating a flat paved area will help create an even bigger and better event for residents, for example, so school groups or market stalls could be part of it in the future.

As part of the plan, the horseshoe area around the War Memorial would remain as it is and the existing paving would be recycled as far as possible.

Removable planters that can easily be taken out when required could be included. All bollards will remain in place to prevent parking on the square.

The council is currently asking local people and businesses what other events and activities they would like to see held in a new -look Town Square.

Jean Whisson, chairman of Cramlington Town Council, said: “The plans we are considering are to level the rectangular flower bed, creating a flat paved area suitable for events such as craft markets, musical entertainment from choirs or school groups, fund-raising events or food and drink fairs.

“Cramlington has expanded rapidly in recent years and it would be wonderful to have somewhere like a proper Town Square to bring people together and have a real community feel.

“We would like to get views on this plan and any ideas of what people would like to see the new Town Square used for.”

For more details, visit http://www.cramlingtontowncouncil.gov.uk/