West Lancashire Borough Council are currently consulting on a new document to help shape a successful and vibrant future for Ormskirk town centre. A draft Ormskirk town centre strategy has been developed to help drive growth and ensure that Ormskirk can remain attractive and competitive as our high streets change.
With exciting schemes such as refreshing the pedestrianised area in Moor Street coming forward, the Council believe that there is renewed passion and energy to help revitalise the town centre and the draft strategy aims to guide and help deliver these exciting changes.
Key issues include how Ormskirk Market can diversify and attract even more shoppers, for example by having local produce’ markets, arts and crafts traders and stalls for student traders from Edge Hill University. Improvements for the market would complement the refreshing of the pedestrianised area in Moor Street, which is due to start shortly.
Some of the main proposals covered in the strategy include:
The Council wants to hear what you have to say to help prepare the final plan. You can read the document, currently in its draft stage, and give your views by visiting your views. The consultation lasts until 14 April 2015.
You can find out more at the following consultation events, where Council staff can answer your questions:
To request a printed questionnaire please contact the Economic Regeneration Unit on 01695 585122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Councillor David Griffiths, portfolio holder for Town and Village Centres, said: “Ormskirk provides a good offer to visitors and people living in the town with its great history, thriving market, shops, restaurants and fantastic events such as Ormskirk MotorFest. But our strategy can help make it an even better place now and well into the future.
“Everyone can give their views as we want to have the best possible strategy. But we particularly want Ormskirk people to take part in this process as they can give us their invaluable insight on the town in which they live.”