Poole High Street is set to be transformed, with local people being given the chance to have their say.
An online engagement survey has been launched to encourage anyone connected to Poole High Street or interested in its appearance or heritage to have their say.
Following a successful bid by BCP Council, Poole High Street was selected as one of 68 high streets to receive government funding to restore their local historic character and provide them with a new lease of life. Historic England is providing £625,000 with BCP Council match-funding this amount to create a project fund of £1.2 million over four years.
Regeneration will focus on improving five key zones by restoring external features of historic buildings around Poole Museum, New/Old Orchard junction, Carter’s/Weston’s Lanes, North Street junction and the Hill Street/Globe Lane junction.
A complementary cultural programme of events and creative installations is also being introduced to tell the story of the high street.
Cllr Philip Broadhead, portfolio holder for Regeneration, Economy and Strategic Planning, said, “We are looking forward to finding out what local people think about this exciting project, as well sharing their own ideas. I’m determined that we need to start being proactive in our strategy for regenerating the town centre.”
The community engagement runs until midnight on 22 November. Anyone interested in taking part can find out more at: BCPCouncil.gov.uk/HAZ
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