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Hereford is changing – have your say on its future

Residents, shoppers and visitors to Hereford are invited to view plans to refurbish the city centre on Wednesday 18 (10am-5pm) and Thursday 19 November (10am-7pm).

The two day event, which will be held in the lobby at Lloyds Bank in High Town will showcase plans for the city centre and will ask visitors to the event to feedback on proposals.

Cllr Graham Powell, cabinet member economy and corporate services said, “It’s important that we get an in-depth understanding of people’s views of this proposed refurbishment and I urge people to come along to the event and speak to staff about the plans and about the wider strategy to regenerate Hereford City.”

“This refurbishment is one element of a wider vision to capitalise on the current vibrancy of the city and develop it further, making the centre a more attractive venue than ever before, with a view to attracting new traders and shoppers. “

Cllr Paul Rone, cabinet member road and transport said, “I am committed to improving the public realm in Hereford. The refurbishment of High Town will create an excellent experience for pedestrians, cyclists and those choosing greener ways to travel. A clean, modern, clutter-free city that we can all be proud of, now and in the future.”

John Jones, Business Improvement District (BID) chairman continued, ”The High Town and surrounding area refurbishment is a fantastic opportunity to modernise Hereford City Centre and bring the facilities in line with the needs and expectations of modern consumers. By partaking in the consultation residents, businesses and visitors can all help ensure this design is fit for purpose to help Hereford continue the city’s recent progress and again be a regional shopping and national tourist destination.”

Consultation on the refurbishment will run for six weeks giving people plenty of time to take part. The consultation questionnaire will be available at the exhibition and will also be available online.

The online consultation will be available from Wednesday 18 November and link will appear on the council’s website. 

For more information about the consultation, or to ask any questions please email Hightown.herefordshire@bblivingplaces.com

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