Patchway's Labour councillors are expressing their excitement at ambitious long-term plans to give Patchway a 21st-century town centre.
At the Town Council's annual meeting, the new Mayor and long-standing Coniston councillor, Mike Grotzke (pictured centre), launched a consultation on the re-development of Patchway town centre that will integrate the new and existing communities of Patchway, bringing in some much needed investment to the town.
These plans would see the extension of the existing town centre site towards Charlton Hayes to create a seamless community. With plans for underground car parking and new shopping and community facilities, this vision could really re-establish Patchway as an social and economic driver within the North Fringe.
Despite Charlton Hayes being the site of the one of the largest developments around Bristol, Patchway residents have been let down by the decision forced through by South Gloucestershire Conservative and Liberal Democrat Councillors to close Highwood Road against mass resident opposition. Patchway's Labour Councillors vigorously opposed this closure, and have been working for some positive changes ever since. This consultation is an example of the positive changes on which Patchway Labour have led.
Councillor Sam Scott (pictured left) adds:
“I fully support this vision for an improved Patchway town centre. The scale of this plan is ambitious and requires active resident involvement to bring it about. Patchway Labour councillors look forward to receiving feedback that will help shape the future of the community.”
11th June 2014