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Thursday, 3 May 2012

Northampton Alive

More than 2,000 people took the opportunity to find out about Northampton’s major regeneration projects at the Northampton Alive exhibition and the bus interchange drop-in event last week.
Around 1,500 people visited ‘Northampton Alive’ and spoke to the Leader, Cabinet members and regeneration experts from Northampton Borough Council and West Northamptonshire Development Corporation about development in the town.

They were able to learn about progress on the key developments taking place in the town, including the Grosvenor/Greyfriars development; Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone; Castle Station, St John’s and Avon Nunn Mills.

More than 1,000 people also came along to Northamptonshire County Council’s separate drop-in sessions to view the plans for the bus interchange and ask questions of the designers.

When added to the people who came to the Northampton Alive roadshows held at all of Northampton Borough Council’s public forum meetings, the total number of people who have found out more about plans for their town is well over 2,000.

Further Northampton Alive roadshows and events are planned for later in the year.
Cllr David Mackintosh, Leader of Northampton Borough Council, said: "We wanted to offer people the opportunity to come in at a time convenient to them to speak to see for themselves how progress is being made and to speak to us in person about the exciting regeneration going on in Northampton.

"We have had some great feedback and it was great to be able to talk to people and explain how all the plans fit together to shape the town’s future prosperity. This is definitely something we will be doing again.”  Peter Mawson, WNDC’s Chief Executive said: "There is a wide range of improvements coming to Northampton, all of which are part of an exciting bigger picture”
"Not only has Northampton Alive been able to visualise this future, it has helped local people to learn about progress and have their say. We’re delighted that so many people have been able to attend and get involved in the improvement of their town” 

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