Bridgwater Town Board, which is tasked with putting in a bid to the Government for up to £25m towards improvements to the town, is calling on residents and businesses to input project ideas into the process.
Last week the Board, made up of business and community representatives, published its vision for spending the money and invited members of the public to comment by completing an online survey.
Among possible projects identified so far are those from previously well received plans for the town’s future such as the Bridgwater Vision. Further detail on these and additional projects can be found on the Sedgemoor District Council website https://www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/article/4686/Call-for-Projects
Before these ideas are compiled, costed and put to the Government, the Board is keen to ensure it has left no stone unturned in selecting the front-runners among schemes that will really make a difference to the town and its prosperity.
To that end, the Board has devised a further online survey for people to suggest projects that require capital investment of £1m or more and which clearly fit the criteria for the fund. The form can also be found on the website.
A spokesperson for Sedgemoor District Council, which administers the Board, said: “We have been heartened by the response so far to the survey as it shows people really want to engage with this exciting opportunity for our town
“We are looking forward to seeing the suggestions people have for projects that might have been overlooked so far but which might be pivotal to the changes needed for the town to meet its future challenges.”
The stated aims of the Board are to make the most of the opportunities Bridgwater has, revitalise its centre and improve accessibility.
Deadline for completing the survey is October 20th and October 30th for submitting project ideas.