Your opinion matters – let us know how you feel about Gainsborough

Birds eye view of Gainsborough

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West Lindsey District Council has launched a new survey to find out how people feel about the town.

The results will be used to help shape our exciting plans to create a ‘Thriving Gainsborough’, building on our wider Invest Gainsborough programme of work.

Over the last few years a number of developments have taken place including securing a hotel for the town centre, restaurant, newly improved shop fronts and extending the riverside walk.

As previously reported, the Council was successfully awarded £10 million from Central Government, as part of the ‘Levelling Up’ Programme to bring about change as part of our £17million work. It includes six new interventions, including building a new cinema and creating a new green space and a park.

As plans progress and some interventions including the wayfinding signs are being installed, it is a timely to pause to ask residents to let us know how you feel about the town centre.

Leader of West Lindsey District Council, Councillor Owen Bierley strongly encourages residents to take part in the survey.

He said: “As part of our new scheme there are 6 main projects taking place including; the Market Place, the cinema and the parks. Therefore, we strongly encourage residents and visitors of Gainsborough to help us to understand your needs and how you feel about the town in order to help us with these exciting projects.”

The ‘Levelling Up’ Programme has been co-produced with our communities, politicians, local businesses and third-party investors. It builds on the momentum created by previous interventions and implements further visibly impactful and transformational change.

Our intention is to directly address the most pressing systemic challenges and market failures that continue to hold the town and our communities back, while ensuring that the town plays an active role in reducing carbon emissions.

Through a series of aligned interventions, we will establish the physical, economic, social and environmental conditions required to address economic decline and the acute deprivation experienced across several wards.

This survey will close at 9am on 23 January 2023 where the results will be analysed and fed into the projects.

To take part in the survey click here.