3. Our built environment promotes a sense of community

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

  • Historic buildings i.e. Abbey Foregate
  • Abbey Church
  • Monkmoor Pub
  • Castle Walk, good walk into town
  • Variety of shops
  • Good restaurants
  • Variety of housing

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

  • Too much infill
  • Upkeep of old buildings
  • Cherry trees in Cherry Orchard
  • Improve river banks
  • Improve cleanliness in streets including dog mess, emptying bins
  • Footbridge at Bell Lane
  • Improve traffic, put pedestrians first
By ourselvesWith othersInfluencing others
Investigate the feasibility of closing streets for children’s recreation.A-SC
Work with relevant Council officers to discuss the implications for community groups of the loss of Shirehall and to identify potential solutions.
Find out what the community think should be done with the Shirehall site.A-HBA
Identify actions to improve the appearance of Abbey Foregate and who can take these on.
Do research to create the community’s views on housing standards.A-HCD
Audit of empty properties.
Carry out research to identify specific housing need.

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