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Town centre plans are gathering pace
7:00am Wednesday 17th April 2013 in News
GRAYS one-way system and better paths for cyclists and walkers are to be discussed as part of a consultation into improving the town centre.
Nearly 1,500 people were surveyed about what they wanted to see happen in the centre and now Thurrock Council is set to hold a series of workshops to develop plans.
People were asked for their views by telephone, face-to-face or online and Grays School also ran a survey.
Questions included “how often do you visit Grays?”, “how do you get there?” and “why do you visit?”
People were also asked what improvements they would like to see.
Results from the surveys are now available online at www.thurrock.gov.uk.
Cllr Andy Smith, councillor responsible for regeneration, pictured, said: “I would like to thank all the people who took part in the consultation.
“I’m sure many of us will have our ideas about Grays and how we should move things forward.
“The future of Grays is a very important part of the council’s regeneration plans and we want to get it right, so we needed as many people’s views as possible.”
Mr Smith said there are several issues in the town people want to talk about.
He added: “It is clear we need to tackle congestion in Grays.
“I have therefore requested a review of the one way system and how to get access to the multi-storey car park.
“I am keen to improve the public realm and walking, cycling and public transport.”
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