We have been awarded funding through the UK Government’s Active Travel Fund for the delivery of local access and environmental improvements within the Central 6 area.

We are looking to use this funding to build on the ‘Central 6 Regeneration Masterplan’ work and consultations undertaken in the last few years. This will aim to improve your local area through improvements to streets – this is known as the Central 6 Streets Plan.

Central 6 refers to the six inner wards closest to the town centre and this includes: Orford; Poplars and Hulme; Fairfield and Howley; Latchford East; Latchford West; and Bewsey and Whitecross.

Why are we looking at this?

The engagement activities undertaken in 2018 for the ‘Central 6 Regeneration Masterplan’ told us that people want to see change in their neighbourhoods. Engagement activities were held across a wide range of venues, with over 2,500 residents involved with the process feeding their ideas into the plan. ‘Better, cleaner and safer environment’ was the top priority identified from public feedback. The Central 6 Streets Plan will deliver this by reducing vehicle traffic and improving conditions for those walking, cycling and living within the selected areas.

What will the Central 6 Streets Plan deliver?

The Central 6 Streets Plan aims to provide:

  • Better streets – more pleasant and attractive places to live that encourage outdoor activity.
  • Safer streets – slowing and reducing vehicle traffic to reduce the risk to people walking, cycling and socialising.
  • Greener streets – tree, flowers and shrub planting to improve the look and feel of the area, and provide biodiversity.
  • Cleaner streets – tidier environment with less litter and clutter.
  • Cleaner air – improved air quality with reduced motor vehicle use – especially through-traffic.
  • Inclusive streets – streets that function better for everyone to use and move around in, particularly those with additional mobility requirements.
  • Healthier streets – streets that encourage and allow people to walk, cycle or scoot for everyday journeys.
  • Streets for play – safer environments for children and younger people.

We have received funding from Government to deliver local improvements that align with the above aims. This funding must be spent by March 2022.

Which areas are we looking at?

The Central 6 Streets Plan will initially focus on two neighbourhoods: Orford (within Fairfield & Howley and Orford wards) and Westy (within Latchford East ward). Previous local feedback through the ‘Central 6 Regeneration Masterplan’ raised concerns around road safety, air pollution and the quality of streets within these areas.

This initial set of interventions does not rule out investment in other areas in the future – we expect these pilot projects will develop into a programme of similar measures attracting further investment from government to support the transformation of local communities.

How can I get involved?

We want to make your local area better, cleaner and safer for everyone – but we need your views and insights to help shape the plan.We will be running both in-person and online events for residents and local stakeholders to have your say. These drop-in sessions will be available to all who live, work or have an interest in Orford or Westy, and will provide the chance to discuss ideas informally with the project team and Council.

Orford – In-Person Events:

Orford Consultation #1 - Introduction, Issues & Opportunities

When: Tuesday 9 November – 2pm to 7pm

Where: Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub

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Orford Consultation #2 – Proposed Schemes

When: Tuesday 30 November – 2pm to 7pm

Where: Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub

The content for this event has been provided for you to consider in advance  We look forward to discussing this with you on the day.

Westy – In-Person Events:

Westy Consultation #1 - Introduction, Issues & Opportunities

When: Wednesday 10 November – 2pm to 7pm

Where: Grange Sports & Social Club

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Westy Consultation #2 - Proposed Schemes

When: Wednesday 1 December – 2pm to 7pm

Where: Grange Sports & Social Club

The content for this event has been provided for you to consider in advance  We look forward to discussing this with you on the day.

 

COVID-19

We will make every reasonable effort to ensure events are run in a safe, well-ventilated environment. Participants at in-person consultations are encouraged to check and follow the most up-to-date government guidance at that time.

Please consider wearing a face covering at the events if you would be more comfortable, and before attending please also consider taking a symptom-free lateral flow test, so that you do not unknowingly pass the virus to others.  If you or a member of your household has symptoms of COVID-19 in the lead up to the event, however mild, you must not attend the in-person sessions. Please keep safe, look after each other and enjoy the events.

Online Events

Event 1 - Joint information session for Orford & Westy

Thursday 11 November – 6pm to 7pm

This event has now ended, but the content is available for you to view online

Event 2 - Joint information session for Orford & Westy

Thursday 2 December - starting at 6pm

Join the session online

  • From PC/Mac: You do not need an app or log in to access this, please select 'Watch on the web’.
  • From Mobile: You can download the Microsoft Teams app for free.
  • You will have the opportunity to raise questions during and after the presentation through a text chat function but will not be identified on-screen by camera or name.

Second Online Survey

This is the second survey we are undertaking to understand your views on the Central 6 Streets Plan. In response to your feedback on Survey #1 (Issues and Opportunities), we have set out proposals for Orford and Westy. This survey provides you with the opportunity to feedback on those proposals. The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete, and all responses will be treated confidentially.

Please note the survey will close at 5 pm on 10 December.

Complete the online survey

If you require this survey in a different format, please email: eatf@warrington.gov.uk

If you haven’t already, there is still time to complete Survey #1 (Issues and Opportunities) following this link smartsurvey.co.uk/s/warringtoncentral6streets/ 

Join the conversation with the hashtags on social media:

#Central6StreetsPlan

#BetterCleanerSaferOrford

#BetterCleanerSaferWesty