Views sought on new vision for Ashington

A new partnership is aiming to bring transformative change to Ashington – and is seeking the public’s views.

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 9:00 am
An Investment Plan is being drawn up for Ashington, with residents invited to have their say.

Ashington Town Board – made up of business, public sector and community leaders – will develop an ambitious Investment Plan for the town.

The board will work with the community and both county and town councils to deliver change while also celebrating and promoting what makes Ashington unique.

The Board has launched a new website – www.northumberland.gov.uk/ashingtonip – and an online survey ahead of drafting the Ashington Investment Plan.

The local community are being asked to comment on it, as well as feedback on the best and worst aspects of the town.

The feedback will be used to prioritise things that need to change.

Officials say the Investment Plan will help cement the vision, objectives and priority themes for the town, and help identify the challenges people in Ashington would like addressed.

The town board is committed to feeding back to its residents and stakeholders the findings of the consultation and a summary report will be published on the website.

John Johnson, Chief Executive of Bernicia and Chair of the Ashington Town Board, said: “This can be a truly great time for Ashington, and I would encourage members from every aspect of our community to engage in this consultation so that we can start to build a plan that reflects what the community of Ashington really needs and deserves.”

Coun Wojciech Ploszaj, Northumberland County Council’s Cabinet Member for Business, said: “I am delighted to see the efforts of the County Council focusing firmly on Ashington, as we identify the needs of the community and start to match them with the opportunities for investment in our ambitious Investment Plan.”

To view and complete the survey visit nland.uk/AshingtonIPSurvey