08:04AM, Tuesday 02 July 2013
Make your voice heard over the future of Maidenhead.
Residents are being encouraged to sign up and take part in shaping The Maidenhead and Cox Green Neighbourhood Plan.
A consultation event was held at the Nicholsons Centre on Saturday where shoppers were given the opportunity to ask questions as well as view information boards and town plan model.
The idea was to encourage residents to sign up and get involved with online discussion and debate.
Chairman Cllr Philip Love said: "We have done some launch events and the website and got about 300 people who have signed up and thought why don't we have this Saturday morning consultation when footfall is high.
"The key message is to join."
A Neighbourhood Plan is a new type of planning document which gives people the power to help shape the way Maidenhead and Cox Green will change over the next 15 years.
A referendum is anticipated to take place next summer and if over 50 per cent are in favour, the plan will be adopted.
Cllr Marion Mill said: "The best people to tell us are the ones that live there. They know what works in the area, what doesn't and what's needed."
Visit www.maidenheadplan.com to sign up and be part of the plan.
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