16/02/21: Countdown for Thetford survey begins
Breckland Council is urging anyone with a connection to Thetford to have their say on its future, before a survey closes at the end of this week. The "Let's Talk About Thetford" survey aims to gather views on the town and develop a clear pathway to new regeneration projects and investment. It has been running for the last few weeks but closes for submissions on Sunday 21st February.
Breckland Council is working with international designer, Wayne Hemingway and his team, alongside with engagement specialists CTConsults, on the "Let's Talk About Thetford" survey, which has already received hundreds of replies. The project team have also been conducting a series of online consultations and workshops with residents, community groups, businesses, charities, and sports associations, to define what's great about Thetford and draw in new ideas for the future. The overall aim is to develop, promote and secure investment in building a strong and aspiring Thetford, where people are proud to live, study, work and enjoy leisure pursuits.
Cllr Sam Chapman-Allen, Leader of Breckland Council, commented: "We have had a tremendous response to the survey already, however there is still time for more people to share their views on Thetford and ensure everyone has had a chance to have their voice heard. From local residents, students, visitors, businesses to sports clubs and community organisations, everyone has a chance to influence the future and share their thoughts via the Let's Talk About Thetford survey. I invite everyone to get involved in our quick survey, which is a major step in helping us build a Thetford where everyone can thrive and prosper."
Wayne Hemingway, who has been involved in similar regeneration projects in London, Margate, Lowestoft, York and Crewe commented. "We all want Thetford to be the best town it can be, but in order to get there we first have to define what success looks like. Insights from the local community are essential in understanding this so we're asking local residents, businesses and visitors to share their views in a digital survey. It's important that this future vision is for Thetford, by Thetford - our role is to listen to the people who know the town best, and translate their experience into an honest, aspirational and achievable future story for this great place." To take part in the short online survey, which closes at on 21st February and is available in survey in English, Polish, Lithuanian, Portuguese and Romanian, just visit www.talkthetford.co.uk
Last updated: 04/03/2021 16:36:28