Outcome of the FSB Public
meeting over the Development Strategy for Southport Town Centre!
Photographs and video by Patrick Trollope.
THE Federation of Small Businesses Sefton and Ormskirk branch, held a free Public Meeting for members and non-members on Wednesday, 20 May 2015, at the Old Links Golf Club, Moss Lane, Southport to look at the development strategy for Southport Town Centre. Many good questions were put forward at the meeting as well as ideas like a road train to take tourists and locals round the shops, through to the development of payment rewards for those shopping in the Town, visiting SME’s, via discounted parking and other options like that. The meeting also focus in also on what has gone wrong in the past and information being given as to how , Sefton Council, in partnership with the Southport Business Improvement District (BID) hope to fix them. This comes just before the shortly to be release finding come out, of the new 5 years strategy that is being prepared by Nexus Planning, who has been commissioned by both BID and Sefton to develop a new robust development strategy. Already we know from the meeting that they have identified the redevelopment options for a number of sites, including Marine Park on Southport's seafront, and Tulketh Street, a commercial site will be key to Southport’s long term development. Also they have identified that we need to do more to improve the beach as a tourist asset, and yes they have also looked at the parking issues! We have videoed the meeting for those who could not attend. Sadly, a few sections have been missed, including the Q&A at the end, due to technical constraints. To see it please use the player below, or use the audio player also below instead.
To see the video please use this link to our non-mobile ready page, alternatively you can use the audio player above to hear the presentation.