Take a tour of 21st century Stevenage plans

18 Oct 2016

Stevenage residents and visitors can get a feel for the town’s vibrant future when Stevenage Borough Council shows off exciting town centre regeneration projects at a series of public exhibitions later this month.

Visual displays will show the work that’s already underway in central Stevenage, as well as details of plans to transform visitors’ experience of shopping, leisure and housing in the town centre.

The council’s Regeneration team are taking their pop-up exhibition to different locations across the town, including the Westgate Centre and the railway station. The team will be on hand to talk to local people about current and future regeneration projects and how they are responding to the changing function of town centres.

Councillor John Gardner, Executive Member for Environment and Regeneration at Stevenage Borough Council, said, “Town centres all over the country face many challenges as people’s shopping patterns change. Many of us now shop, bank and book our holidays online so the role of the town centre has changed and our plans need to reflect these changing demands. To maintain a vibrant environment our central area should be a place where people can live, work and play – a bit like they do in the Old Town High Street.

“Our plans are to create a modern town centre for 21st century living and these pop-up exhibitions are a great way for local people to get to know and understand them. Come along, look at the plans, and tell us what you think.”

The displays will pop-up at Stevenage railway station on Monday 24 October from 7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm, Westgate Shopping Centre on Tuesday 25 October from 10am to 4pm, and North Herts College on Monday 31 October 10am to 4pm. Visits to neighbourhood centres and other Stevenage locations are also in the pipeline.