The community is invited to get involved in the next stage of shaping a compelling vision for how they’d like Windsor town centre to evolve over the next 20-plus years.
The Royal Borough is working with The Prince’s Foundation charity to engage residents, community groups, businesses and others in creating a shared view of where Windsor should be heading as a high-quality, distinctive and sustainable place to live, work, spend leisure time and do business.
Earlier this autumn, the community was invited to complete a survey and other engagement activities to share what they think is good in the town centre, what they would like to change and what they would like to keep and take forwards into the future. A workshop also took place with a range of local partner organisations.
As part of analysing the feedback and developing a visioning document for Windsor, people are invited to one of two public drop-in sessions this month. These sessions, facilitated by The Prince’s Foundation, will give people the opportunity to comment on the key themes and ideas emerging from the survey and partner workshop, and to share any further ideas or thoughts.
These will take place at Windsor Library, Bachelors Acre, on Thursday 10 November, from 3pm to 7pm, and Saturday 12 November, from 10am to 12.30pm. People can also see the information online and comment between today (Tuesday 1 November) and Sunday 27 November at https://rbwmtogether.rbwm.gov.uk/vision-for-windsor
Councillor Andrew Johnson, the council leader, said: “Thank you to everyone who has so far shared their ideas and thoughts as part of this community-led visioning process. This next valuable stage is presenting back to the community what people have said in the survey, to the ensure we’ve fully captured the community’s priorities.
“Together with suggestions from a range of local partner organisations, the community’s thoughts and ideas are being analysed to help inform the visioning document, which will complement existing strategic plans and guide future decisions and collective energies of the council and potentially a range of partners.”
Councillor Samantha Rayner, deputy council leader and cabinet member for business, corporate & residents services, culture & heritage, and Windsor, added: “This is another exciting opportunity to get involved, and we’d like as many people and organisations as possible, both within Windsor and the wider borough, to help shape a shared, positive Vision for Windsor town centre.
“Together with The Prince’s Foundation, we look forward to exploring with residents what they’ve told us matters most to the community, to ensure the vision captures effectively people’s priorities and aspirations for maximising Windsor’s fabulous assets, strengths and future opportunities, while addressing its challenges.”