Council conduct centre consultation to decide how best to improve Cumbernauld’s town centre

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 22:38 GMT on Wednesday, 31st October 2012.

NORTH Lanarkshire Council have urged the Cumbernauld community to attend one of the local authority’s consultation events to allow the council to gather public opinion on how best to develop the authority’s new Town Centre Frameworks and Action Plans for Coatbridge and Cumbernauld.

As part of the Cumbernauld town centre consultation, drop-in sessions will be held on Friday 9th November between 9.30am and 7.30pm in room GP3 at the LINK Community Facility in Bron Way.

North Lanarkshire Council officers will be on hand during these events to talk to people about the issues affecting the town centres.

In addition to these sessions, a computer terminal with a customer perception survey has been located in various local facilities during September and October for residents to take a few minutes to complete the short survey. The terminal will be located in Cumbernauld First Stop Shop from Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November; and the Link Community Facility from Monday 5th November to Saturday 10th November. The survey can also be completed online until Friday 9 November.

"We're very pleased with the response so far to our consultation, with people giving us a range of valuable ideas and comments on how to improve the town centres," said Councillor James Coyle, Convener of the Planning and Transportation Committee.

"It is important that we reflect the views of local resident and businesses in the new Town Centre Frameworks and Action Plans. So I would ask as many people as possible to take a few minutes to talk to our officers at these drop-in sessions or complete the survey."

The framework and action plan will set out a plan for the future of the town centre over the next five to ten years and will include issues such as the design quality and character of the area, accessibility and movement in and around the town centre, development opportunities, conservation and regeneration of local features as well as management, business support, marketing and promotion.