2. It’s easy and safe to get around, and it’s a pleasure to walk down the street

This is what people have told us is good about the area now:

  • Good links to the town centre
  • Like the whole of Cherry Orchard but love the eclectic mix of houses in this area

This is what people have told us needs improving about the area now:

  • Slow traffic down and manage it better
  • Make it safer to walk and cross the road
  • Improve footpaths and pavements
  • Make it safer to cycle
  • Improve and extend cycle routes into the town centre and into the countryside
  • Improve bus services into town as well as more links across Telford Way
  • More school buses earlier in the morning and later in the evening
  • Improve car parking
  • Enforce car parking restrictions by schools, at bus stops and in cycle lanes
  • Improve road standards
By ourselvesWith othersInfluencing others
A-SCL
i)
Street/site/footpath ‘champions’/wardens to help keep the area clean.A-SCL
iv)
Meet with relevant officers and staff from the Town Council, Shropshire Council and other interested parties to create a ‘dealing with dog poo’ action plan.A-SCL
vi)
Work with local takeaway outlets to seek change to use biodegradable containers.
A-GA
i)
Audit cycle path/route provision, including gaps in continuity with the aim of identifying the community’s priorities for improvements.A-SCL
v)
Meet with relevant officers to discuss options for better litter management.A-GA
vii)
Ensure that the link between Castle Walk and Sixth Form College is maintained.
A-TP
i)
Organise a ’20 is plenty’ campaign.
A-GA
iii)
Meet with relevant officers and organisations to discuss realistic potential and options for improvements to black spots, including identifying what the community can do, e.g. Belvidere Bridge, Abbey Foregate, Hollywell Street, Horsefair, Underdale Road underpass.
A-GA
iv)
Meet relevant officials to discuss the existing level of bus service and what potential there is for improvement and how the community can support/help to influence this.
A-HBA
iii)
Identify actions to improve the appearance of Abbey Foregate and who can take these on.
A-GS
v)
Replant trees in Abbey Foregate; in Cherry Orchard.
A-GA
v)
Consider how to publicise existing cycle network better.
A –GA
vi)
Consider how to publicise existing bus services better.

Making our vision happen

  1. People feel connected and that they belong here
  2. It’s easy and safe to get around, and it’s a pleasure to walk down the street
  3. Our built environment promotes a sense of community
  4. There’s enough green space for playing, relaxing and recreation
  5. People feel safe and it’s child friendly
  6. There’s a high quality environment that people value, enjoy and get out into
  7. People can live in an environmentally friendly way