Lincoln council seeks public’s views on how to improve city centre

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Lincoln residents, businesses and visitors are being asked how they would improve the city centre as part of a four week consultation.

The survey, launched by the City of Lincoln Council, runs until 5pm on Monday, November 30.

Focusing on elements including anti-social behaviour, street cleansing and the evening economy, the council is encouraging responses to shape its response to current and emerging issues.

It is being led by the Community Leadership Scrutiny Committee, who promote and strengthen the council’s role of speaking up for the people of Lincoln on matters that affect their wellbeing.

Councillor Karen Lee, chair of the committee, said: “Our city centre is a growing tourist destination with historic attractions, a good range of retail, dining and entertainment amenities that all combine to provide a vibrant place to live, work and visit.

“We are always looking for ways to improve our local environment and, to do this, we need to know what people think is good, what’s bad, and what is a priority.

“Any benefits we can then deliver in response to this will only help continue to grow and promote our city centre.”

A number of residents’ groups, neighbourhood boards and other organisations will be contacted directly, while businesses will be consulted with the help of Lincoln BIG, the Chamber of Commerce and more local business groups.

The area covered by the survey stretches to Newport Arch in the north, south past Portland Street, including the university and Brayford Pool to the west and as far east as Lincoln College.

When the consultation ends, the results will be analysed and presented to Community Leadership Scrutiny Committee with recommendations at a meeting on December 15.

To take part in the consultation online here.

Paper surveys will be available in visitor attractions, including the castle and cathedral, as well as hotels and the visitor centre, and are also available at City Hall, Beaumont Fee, Lincoln, LN1 1DD or by contacting [email protected]

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