WESTBURY residents are being urged to have their say on what they would like to see from a campus development in Westbury.
A public consultation, which asks the people of Westbury what facilities they would like in the town and how they would like these to be realised, will close on Thursday 31st January.
A campus development for Westbury will consider including services which are owned by Wiltshire Council, such as the town’s leisure and sports facilities and potentially the library and youth centre. Services could be provided from a single or multiple sites, and could use new or existing buildings.
The idea of a campus is to bring a number of services and facilities together in one or more places. It is planned that people will be able to access a variety of services from not only the council but its partners and the voluntary sector, as well as services offered by the community. Each campus will be unique and based upon the needs of that community as identified through consultation.
The consultation was delivered with the White Horse News in December. Further paper copies of the survey are available from; Westbury Library, the town council offices, Leighton Recreation Centre, Westbury Swimming Pool, Westbury Visitor Centre or by contacting Wiltshire Council. The completed surveys can be dropped off at a number of places including Westbury Library, the town council offices in the Laverton, Leighton Recreation Centre, Westbury Swimming Pool, Westbury Visitor Centre, Westbury Co-op, White Horse Medical Centre (Leigh Park), Bratton Surgery, Fairfield Farm College (Dilton Marsh), The Royal Oak (Hawkeridge).
The consultation questions are also available online at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/WestburyCommunityCampus, and the website also has more information on the campus programme and some frequently asked questions. You can also complete the survey directly from your smart phone.
Sue Ezra of the Westbury Community Operations Board, which is steering the development said, “We do need people’s responses – after all, if they want something we need to know about it! It is no good saying ‘we would have liked’ after the decisions have been made! In Corsham, they asked for a rock climbing wall and got one. It is important to say what you want.
“There are questions as to whether people want one site or several sites, I think most people will want the swimming pool and library left where they are, but we do need to hear.”
Once the consultation closes, the Community Operations Board will analyse the results and produce a working proposal which will be presented to the area board.