John Bland, Chair of the Society gives his thoughts on the first town centre regeneration Steering Group Meeting.
REGENERATION. It is going to be an increasingly important topic of conversation in the Spalding area over the coming months.
All contributions made were intended to provide positive solutions to the immediate challenges arising from the knock-on effects of
Covid-19 on our economy, but also to offer long-term gains to the town centre. Whilst the details are to be discussed at future meetings, there seemed to be agreement that there are plenty of small
changes that can be made fairly quickly, which collectively can lead to a big change in what people feel about the town.
Spalding is our town. It was not built by a Council; it has been evolved over many centuries by those who lived here. Now it is our turn to take the town forward to the next steps in its history. I hope that a wide range of local organisations, businesses and individuals will all play a part in making Spalding a better place in which to live, shop, work and socialise, so that we can all pass on to the next generation a better town than it is now.
We, as a Society and as a member of Civic Voice, the national charity for the Civic Movement that seeks to make places more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive, must make the most of the opportunity of contributing to the work of delivering a town in which we can all feel pride.
As these meetings are expected to be monthly, the Society will be providing updates on how we feel that the discussions are proceeding and we will be sharing our thoughts, and our input to the discussion via our website, and we will of course update you in future newsletters