Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Excellent turnout for regeneration meeting

Tonight's regeneration meeting was really positive with about 70 people turning up at the community centre to talk about how Brookside residents want regeneration to happen.

The meeting was led by Brookside Improvement Group with Telford & Wrekin Council and Wrekin Housing Trust providing the logistical support and facilitators.  Two young ladies from the youth club came to give us the views of young people that they'd gathered - they were very nervous but did an excellent job!

I couldn't hear a lot of what was being said in our little working groups because I have a hearing aid and there was too much background noise but I muddled through by reading what was being written down and a bit of lip reading.  The accoustics in the hall in the community centre are terrible - it's something that realy needs to be addressed when the centre is renovated.  So if anyone was talking to me tonight and I either didn't answer or looked vacant, I wasn't being rude!

There was some really excellent feedback from the meeting and everyone involved was keen to emphasise that this is only the first phase of the regeneration consultation process and there is a lot more to come.  The next phase is a series of workshops to start coming up with some firm plans that can be turned into reality.  This regeneration is really happening and it's happening now.  Everyone in Brookside can help shape the regeneration but only you can take advantage of the opportunity.  If you want to get involved you contact Keith Whitton on 382182 or in person at the community centre.