Another Successful community consultation at Prince Philip Barracks
On Saturday October 7, The Whitehill and Bordon Regeneration Company held their latest Community Exhibition. This event was a chance for residents in the area to see the latest proposals for the town centre
An innovative replica town centre was created to showcase several elements of the town centre, including retail, commercial, leisure, and outdoor spaces. Attendees were able to walk through and explore. Banners and props were used to emulate the buildings elevations, green areas and the future town centre.
Following the last community consultation in February, the Whitehill and Bordon Regeneration Company have worked hard to involve the feedback given by residents about the town centre plans. There were a number of the Whitehill and Bordon Regeneration team at the event to answer questions about the plans and provide context to interested residents.
A total of over 1200 people attended the community exhibition, making it the biggest so far. The event was a great success and was well attended by residents, dignitaries, and local businesses. The next consultation will take place in Spring of 2018.
Alongside the exhibition, a number of events took place for visitors to enjoy. The classic car show stood as an excellent welcome to visitors who enjoyed seeing the many cars lined up, and chatting with the car owners. The GB inline roller hockey team also made an appearance.
Evening activities included a Disney themed roller disco, which drew over 100 people, a record number for the event.
The open-air cinema once again proved to be a great success, having sold out well in advance. To ensure everyone was suitably in the mood for ‘Grease’ the film was introduced by the Phoenix ‘Pink Ladies’ who had members of the audience on their feet dancing!
Commenting on the success of the Exhibition and the day’s activities, James Child says:
“We’d like to say thank you to everyone who made the effort to come and see the town centre plans. The whole day was a great success and saw the community coming together to enjoy a wide-range of activities”.