Sharing Our Streets At Altrincham Civic Day

June 27, 2012 9:45 am

Civic Day Altrincham 2012Altrincham and Bowdon Civic Community voiced the sharing our Streets concept that has worked so well in Pointon, as well as other ideas on National Civic Day.

Last Saturday National Civic day saw its second annual event started by Civic Voice, in 2011, and Altrincham and Bowdon Civic Society set up a marquee where they could discuss plans and ideas for the town.

Well known community figures such as Graham Brady, MP were at the stand to help meet and greet shoppers letting them know the plans for Altrincham. The Civic Day Marquess was received by hundreds of shoppers who came for the Market and stayed for the community spirit.

Civic Day was started last year by Civic Voice, the movement’s umbrella organisation and using this platform the Altrincham members and organisers used the opportunity to get valuable feedback from the people that matter – you.

Altrincham and Bowdon Civic Society presented the idea of Sharing our Streets with the shoppers, explaining the concept that has worked well in Pointon where you only use minimal signage and promote a flexible movements for pedestrians and courteous driving.

The shoppers were asked to fill in a short questionnaire with comments on their thoughts over the idea of sharing our streets.

A mind map was also created where passers by would write down what they felt the town needs and ideas included, public toilets, a laundrette, housing above shops, children’s play facilities and more high quality shops.

The soiciety also got the chance to speak to people directly about plans to improve public areas with more trees, adapt historic buildings and support the new plans for the hospital on Railway Street as started by the late Pat Morris.


Judie Collins, Chair of the Civic Society,  said:

“It was great to hear the views of both local people and visitors and to know they supported us in our aim to regenerate Altrincham.”

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