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Student Survey - Future High Street Dream – Maldon

Published on Thursday, 16th July 2020

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We are asking pupils in years 5, 6 and 7 across the Maldon District to think about ‘what is your future High Street dream for Maldon?’

The recent health emergency has prompted a wave of critical reflection with opportunities for our High Streets.

Ideas for making our High Streets nicer places to be, that are safer to walk, with better air to breathe and with more community space are just some of the things we would like the students to consider.

Supporting our local businesses to thrive and stimulating opportunities for local employment would also link to improving the health and wellbeing of our local community.

An online questionnaire has been sent to all Schools in the District asking them to answer a few questions and to send in pictures of what their Future Dream High Street, could be like.

The responses will form part of an art exhibition which will be held in the Town Centre at a later date.

Cllr Adrian Fluker, Leader of Maldon District Council, said; “I am really keen to see what ideas the students, as the future generation of the District, have for the Maldon High Street area and how they think we can deal with some specific challenges, including the air quality issues on Market Hill. There are lots of opportunities for the future of the High Street to explore, and I look forward to seeing what ideas they might have.”

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Notes to editor

ERDF
European Regional Development Fund
The project is receiving up to) £57,609 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.  The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.  For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding