People are being invited to help shape the future of Maidenhead town centre by getting involved in the new Town Team.
The Royal Borough has launched a six-week sign-up period today inviting expressions of interest to join the team, which will be made up of a number of action groups. People have until Thursday 27 April to let the council know if they’d been interested in being part of these groups.
These will be made up of representatives from the public, private, not-for-profit and community sectors, helping to shape a vision, and guiding community aspirations, for the future of Maidenhead town centre. They will lead on activities and projects which will benefit the users of the town and enhance its vitality and attractiveness. To sign up, email Maidenhead Town Manager Robyn Bunyan at email@example.com
The action groups will focus on specific topic areas such as movement and transport, sustainability innovation, open space and the environment, arts and culture, young people, retail and markets, and communications.
Councillor David Coppinger, Cabinet Member for Maidenhead, said: “We want the Town Team action groups to be as inclusive as possible and reflective of the demographic of the town and, therefore, give as many people as possible who are part of the Maidenhead community the opportunity to be part of them.
“This is an exciting opportunity for anyone with an interest in the future of Maidenhead town centre to have the chance to work together with other like-minded people, building on a spirit of cooperation, and delivering an attractive, vibrant and sustainable town centre for all. There are a wide variety of areas where the groups will work and where we will need passionate people, so please do sign-up if you would like to get involved.”
The Town Team will work with partners, including the existing Maidenhead Town Partnership, enhancing partnership working and ensuring that all sectors of the Maidenhead community get the opportunity to help deliver a vibrant future for the town as its regeneration continues.
Expressions of interest are welcome from those who are part of the Maidenhead community, whether they live, work or are involved in any organisations or community groups within the town.
Following the closing date, the council will be holding a forum to bring together everyone who has shown an interest in joining to take part in a workshop and find out more, with the council looking to appoint the various action groups at the start of summer.