People asked for ideas on future of the district

Date: 24/03/2016
Ref: PR 8197

A new initiative has been launched to seek out residents' and business people's ideas about the future of the district.

People in Castleford were asked to share their ideas of what they believe the area needs to help it grow and prosper over the next 20 years.

Council leader, Cllr Peter Box CBE and deputy leader Cllr Denise Jeffrey visited the Carlton Lanes shopping centre where they meet residents and talked over ideas.

People were encouraged to write down their thoughts on diverse issues that affect lives, such as the future of technology, the impact of climate change, housing needs and health.

The ideas from the session will help to identify future projects for the district in the short, medium and long term.

Cllr Box said: "We are committed to helping our district to grow and prosper. We want the district to be a great place to live, work and do business and it is important we carry through our vision into the future.

"Much has already been achieved and many successful projects have been delivered.

"Now is the time to look forward and ask people what they want for the district over the next ten or 20 years. Their ideas will help shape our future plans and propel our area forward."

A similar event was held in Wakefield earlier in the month, and other events will be held elsewhere in the district to get views.

People who couldn't attend the event can share their views be emailing MajorProjects@wakefield.gov.uk or ringing 01924 306320.