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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

REPORT: St Augustines Visioning - Economics and Livelihoods

The visioning session for St Augustine's Street that took place on 26th October was attended by at least 20 people (exact numbers not known!), including two Police Officers - nice of them to come - not bad for a cold, damp evening. There was a mix of residents, traders and some representatives from outside of the area.

The idea of the session was to start thinking about the potential that St Augustines Street has for economic regeneration, and meeting others who might be able to do their bit in bringing that about. Views were expressed on the possibility of a traders' association, the current status of properties, properties that have been vacant for long periods and may need encouragement to start letting again, and issues relating to parking and access.

But the process is still ongoing!

If you have an interest in the area, as a resident, a trader or someone who goes through the area on a regular basis, we'd love to hear your responses to the following questions:

a) What shops/services/facilities would you like to use/see locally?
b) What personality would you like the area to have?
c) What particular changes would have a positive effect on your life/business?
d) What would save you money, resources or wasted time?
e) What do you or your business have to offer to the development of the local economy in terms of premises, time and/or expertise?

The area we are looking at is St Augustines Street itself, the area within the Gyratory and the few shops beyond. Anglia Square and Edwards Street are not included.

You can email your answers to Simeon Jackson at simeon@simeonjackson.co.uk, who can also be contacted for any other queries.

St. Augustine's Community Together Residents' Association are also conducting an audit of businesses and empty properties on the street. Any knowledge of the current owners of vacant properties would be appreciated.

Photos of Magdalen Street Celebration by Mark Watson