Public consultation begins on new look for Bamber Bridge

Plans: Artist's impression of the proposed plans for Bamber Bridge

Plans: Artist's impression of the proposed plans for Bamber Bridge

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Members of the public will have their say on a multi-million pound town centre rejuvenation from Thursday evening.

Artists impressions of what the proposed heart of Bamber Bridge will look like, including tree-lined avenues and new seating areas, will be unveiled at the South Ribble Borough Council’s Eastern Neighbourhood Forum tonight following cabinet approval that consultation should begin immediately.

Speaking at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Councillor Phil Smith, South Ribble Council’s cabinet member with responsibility for Regeneration, Leisure and Healthy Communities, said: “The plan that we have for Bamber Bridge has been worked on for some time and the artist impressions will give people some idea of what we are looking at.

“These are ideas that we have come up with but of course we welcome any ideas that people may have during the consultation process.”

Interested parties will be invited to give their views on the regeneration process, which is being boosted by City Deal cash, at a number of events, as well as in writing or online until 5pm on Thursday February 12.

Staff will be on hand to discuss the proposals at three drop in sessions to be held at Bamber Bridge Methodist Church Hall, in Station Road, on Saturday 17, Thursday 22 and Saturday 24 January, from 10am to 11am each day.

The Neighbourhood Forum event will be held at the same address between 7pm and 8pm tonight.

Two events will also be held at Bamber Bridge Library, in Station Road on Tuesday 27 and Thursday January 29, from 10am until 12pm.

The display will be available during normal library opening times between January 26-30, where feedback forms will be on hand.