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Oswestry BID (Business Improvement District) has been awarded grant funding from the UKSPF (UK Shared Prosperity Fund) for a comprehensive feasibility study on the best way forward for Festival Square.
The BID are working with Environmental Associates to hear from businesses and the public about the town’s needs and wants for Festival Square, to consider the possibilities and develop a series of possible designs.
Oswestry BID Manager, Adele Nightingale, is looking forward to seeing what options and designs the study brings forward. “Festival Square is clearly moving in the right direction,” she said. “And this study gives the town an opportunity to engage with the design process, share our thoughts, ideas and experience of using Festival Square, to discover what matters to local businesses, residents and visitors too.
“We’d like to encourage everyone to get involved and help shape the designs, so we can get a Festival Square fit for the town’s present and future.”
Some of the questions being asked include:
• How Festival Square currently is (and is not) working?
• What purpose does it currently serve?
• How valuable is it as a car parking area?
• How could it be better utilised?
• Is it currently a good advertisement for what Oswestry has to offer?
• What do you most value about Festival Square?
Please send your comments and ideas before the 21st April to Louise Christian at Environmental Associates by email to LC@environmentalassociates.net or call 01244 311 666.
* The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the Government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/…/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus and follow #UKSPF on Twitter.