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To: Wakefield District Council

Public consultation for Wakefield City Centre plans.

Public consultation for Wakefield City Centre plans.

Hold a full consultation process to enable all Wakefield residents, businesses and visitors to provide feedback on plans for the future of the city centre.

Why is this important?

On Fri 30th Aug a 4 hour consultation was held to showcase new City Centre plans,
and invite feedback, as most residents work full-time. this is not good enough.

The Council Leader stated "It is essential that residents and businesses in the city centre contribute to the long-term plans, it is their city and we must understand their dreams and aspirations. Town and city centres play a huge part in our five year Economic Strategy and this is your opportunity to tell us what you want."

We need to know what the plans are for:
- air quality that effects the health of our kids
- public transport and provisions for cyclist
- public spaces, parks and more trees
- climate change

Their are many problems in the City Centre that need resolving:
- linking the 2 shopping centres
- the future of Wakefield market and the new market hall
- empty units in out of town retail parks
- empty police station
- empty ABC cinema
- empty units on Smyth Street
- former council building Chantry House empty
- litter, graffiti and derelict buildings

With hundreds of new homes, expansion of Wakefield College and a thriving arts scene, Wakefield should be bustling, however it's desolate, with little to no police presence and increasing social problems.

Sign the petition and share it as wide as possible, to have your say and demand that Wakefield Council hold a full consultation for residents, businesses and visitors, advertised in newspapers, on social media, posters and leaflets.

Thank you.

How it will be delivered

In person at County Hall, Wakefield.

Wakefield District

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Reasons for signing

  • Looking to get a vert ramp 🔥
  • because it’s a boring town centre


2019-09-28 22:32:43 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-09-24 19:16:28 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-09-23 19:20:36 +0100

Some great contacts made today, gives me some confidence we might hit the required 5,000 signatures, please keep sharing and asking people to sign, your mum, wife, dad, sister, gran, goldfish whoever, as long as they live, work or visit Wakefield. Thanks

2019-09-22 19:34:39 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-09-21 15:02:47 +0100

10 signatures reached

2019-09-21 13:17:27 +0100

Reaching out to local groups, if you belong to any please mention/share the petition, the more it is shared the faster it will grow.
As soon as it hits 5,000 signatures is will be submitted to WMDC. Thanks