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News release 9829, published on 20 Nov 2020
Residents are being asked what environmental improvements they would like to see in Popley Islands West.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is seeking comments on its consultation page www.basingstoke.gov.uk/popley-islands-west-consultation  which goes live today (Friday 20 November) and runs until Friday 18 December.

The council’s Environmental Renewal Scheme for Popley Islands West aims to enhance some of the communal areas and open spaces in local neighbourhoods. These improvements could include:

• Tidying up overgrown planting beds

• Replacing fencing, benches and bins

• Improving the layout of footpaths and providing new link paths

• Reducing nuisance issues, such as ball game playing in small spaces

• Upgrading open spaces.

At the end of the consultation period, the council’s Natural Environment Team will consider all the submitted views and issues raised and draw up plans for a programme of improvements. A full update will be circulated to residents to let them know the results of the consultation and what happens next.

Cabinet Member for Planning, Infrastructure and Natural Environment Cllr Mark Ruffell said: “We know that our residents take great pride in their communities and therefore it is really important that we speak with them to understand what improvements they think are a priority for the area.

“This could be anything from concerns around neighbourhood nuisances such as ball games to overgrown footpaths but these changes can have a big impact on everyday lives and how people feel about the area they live in. I would encourage everyone to have their say and help shape the improvement work out we will carry out in Popley Islands West.”

Paper copies of the survey are available by calling the council on 01256 844844.

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