Here at Brightwayz social enterprise we are proud to be working with North Northamptonshire Council and Pell Frischmann to create a new plan for safe routes for the Wellingborough and Rushden area.
Our role is to ensure views, insights and ideas of local people are gathered and considered so an effective plan can be developed and, once funding is secured, delivered enabling more opportunities to walk, wheel, scoot or cycle.
Find out what we are doing, where we are going and who we are talking to by keeping an eye on updates here as well as on our facebook page which features our local forthcoming events and activities www.facebook.com/brightwayzuk
Our first 'Have your say' engagement event took place at Rushden Lakes on Thursday 1 February with the support of the Rushden Lakes Centre management. Large maps of the towns included in the engagement were shown and participants made their comments about the good, the bad and the 'what can be done to improve' routes for active travel. The post it note comments were then consolidated and written up as a report for the engineers and project team to read and use to build the scheme.
A similar activity to our Rushden Lakes engagement took place in Nene Courtyard, Wellingborough on Friday 2 February. Comments covered Wellingborough town centre as well as Wilby and Little Harrowden.
Observations from the top of a bus at busy times enable us to see how the street is being used, how people are getting around and how people are responding to traffic. It also looks at the condition and upkeep of the street space and considers the potentials for improvement.
Our first View from a Bus observation session for this project took place on Thursday 1 February in Finedon. The resulting report has been submitted to the team to support the development of the plan.
Representatives from local organisations with an interest in improving the walking and cycling routes for the area are being invited to a second stakeholder event in late February in Wellingborough. They will be presented with the initial designs for the network plans along with the local information already gathered. This will be their first opportunity to comment on the design proposals before they go out to wider public consultation.
If you would like to get take part in future engagement activities for this project and have your say, please get in touch.