Get involved in exciting Central Warrington plans

central six Published: Thursday, 28th February 2019

More than 1,000 people have shared their ideas on building a thriving future for central Warrington – why not get involved and have your say?

Local people are being invited to the second round of engagement over the Warrington Central 6 Masterplan.

The first round of consultation on the plan took place at the end of last year. Nearly 1000 people completed a feedback survey, with many more providing verbal feedback at over 20 community drop in events.

Key improvements which people said they wanted to see included:

  • more joined up cycle and footpath network
  • improvements at key crossings for walkers and cyclists 
  • safer access to areas of waterfront for walking and leisure
  • better opportunities for volunteering, for local people and local business to improve the area and provide activities
  • creating new housing and neighbourhoods to strengthen and re-grow the population of the central 6 wards

All of the feedback has been collated and analysed and will form the basis of  the second round of consultation which will give local people even more opportunities to help shape the future of the area.  It’s all part of work being carried out by the Council and partners to develop a masterplan which ensures the right development, investment and projects happen in the central wards of the borough over the next 25-30 years.

“Warrington Borough Council’s executive board member for leisure and community, Cllr Tony Higgins, said: “The Central Area Masterplan is a major priority for us. We want to build a future that works for everyone in the area.  The second drop in sessions are a chance to reflect on and start to prioritise the huge amount of feedback we’ve received so far. It will also provide us with a chance to discuss any other ideas that haven’t yet been raised so that we can make sure that what we deliver together, is in line with what matters most to our local residents. 

“We were absolutely delighted with the response to our first round of consultation. It was fantastic to see so many local people coming forward with such passion for the future of their community. We received some brilliant ideas and this has helped shape this latest round of consultation.

“If you want to play your part in creating a thriving future for central Warrington please get involved and help us make this round of consultation an even bigger success. Working together, we can make sure we deliver a plan that works for all.”

The second round of drop in events take place as follows:

Wednesday 6 March

  • 12:30 -2:30pm: Cockhedge Shopping Centre, Cockhedge Way, WA1 2QQ

Thursday 7 March

  • 9:30am – 11:30am: Westy Community Centre, Bridgewater Ave, WA4 1TA
  • 10am – 12noon: St Werburgh’s Community Hub, Boswell Ave, WA4 6DQ
  • 4pm – 8pm: Sainsbury’s, Church Street, WA1 2TN

Friday 8 March

  • 9am – 12noon: Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub, Jubilee Way, WA2 8HE
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm: Islamic Centre, Lockton Lane, WA5 0BF

Saturday 9 March

  • 9am – 12noon: Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub, Jubilee Way, WA2 8HE
  • 1pm – 3pm: Warrington Market Hall, Bank Street, WA1 2EN

Monday 11 March

  • 10am-12noon; 5:30pm-8pm: Orford Community Hub, Festival Ave, WA2 9EW

Tuesday 12 March

  • 9am – 11am: Warrington Bus Station, WA1 1TS

Thursday 14 March

  • 10am – 12noon: Whitecross Community Centre, Lexden Street, WA5 1PT

It will also be possible to give feedback online and additional events may be added during the end of March and the early part of April, depending on interest. Keep an eye on the Central6 Masterplan Facebook page for more info.

The areas mainly covered by the masterplan are the wards of: Bewsey and Whitecross, Fairfield and Howley, Orford, Latchford East, Latchford West and Poplars and Hulme.