Grantham: Town travel consultation begins today

  Posted: 06.09.21 at 14:56 by The Editor

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Consultation about the future of travel in and around Grantham has begun today.

Lincolnshire County Council is seeking feedback from residents to help shape the future of travel and transport in Grantham, Sleaford, Skegness, and Mablethorpe

Anyone who regularly travels through Grantham, Sleaford, Skegness and Mablethorpe are encouraged to have a say in how each town's transport network looks over the next twenty years.

People living and working in these areas, along with businesses and other local groups, will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences, visions and ideas for improving the transport network in each town at a series of upcoming drop-in sessions.

The information gathered will be used to create new transport strategies that will include proposals for improving local transport both now and in the future.

The new Grantham Transport Strategy is expected to be complete by summer 2022.


Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: "The pop-up events we have planned are the perfect opportunity for people to share their ideas on how to make getting into and around all four towns quicker and easier.

"During the drop-ins, we want as many people as possible to complete our questionnaire to tell us about their recent experiences and their expectations for the next twenty years. This information will then feed into the three new strategies we're working on – one for Grantham, one for Sleaford and one for Skegness and Mablethorpe.

"Those that can't make it to our engagement events can complete the surveys online at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/engagement once live."

Consultation concerning Grantham started today and runs until Friday October 8.

In addition, local drop-in sessions where people can meet the project team and talk in-person are scheduled to take place at the Isaac Newton Shopping Centre on Thursday September 9 from 10am to 6pm and saturday September 11 from 10am to 3pm.

Cllr Davies added: "Grantham, Sleaford, Skegness and Mablethorpe all play incredibly important roles within Lincolnshire, which is why we're committed to improving and investing in local infrastructure and transport services for all four.

"It's not just the people living, working and visiting each of these towns that rely on good transport connections, though. Businesses also need a strong transport network to move goods between villages, towns and cities, so the new strategies will have major economic benefits as well."

For up-to-date information about all three transport strategies, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/engagement.

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