Themes, Issues and Options

Informed by priorities identified in the Community Plan dated 28 April 2012, comments received during the “Awareness Meeting” of 17 March 2016 and work by The Steering Group to date, a list of Issues has been identified and this has fed into a Draft Issues and Options document which is now out for informal consultation. You can read the document by clicking here or come to one of our consultation events to discuss further.

Initial list of Issues in no particular order (as further issues are identified they will be added to the list):

More opportunities for local employment
Widen the variety of shops
Utilise empty shops – temporary exhibitions etc.
A co-ordinated approach to promotion of local events
More emphasis on tourism in the town, develop heritage and heritage museum
Develop entertainment potential
Preserve and enhance the rural character of the town
Protect and improve the River Teme
Flood protection
Encourage community involvement in landscape improvement works
Complete improvements to Public Realm
Focus on implementation of Burgage Masterplan
Ensure opening hours of library and other public services are maintained
Allotments needed
Mental health care – service provision required
High School Sports Hall – allow public access
Continued support required for volunteer services – Cafe 27, Tourist Information, Community Transport
Alcohol and Drug support groups required
Tenbury Hospital - use to full potential
Tidy Up Tenbury – paint bridge
Street lighting?
Maintain emergency services – police, fire, ambulance
Provide central hub for provision of information and communication
Involvement of local churches
Development for housing - refugees?
Education for 16+
Encourage people of all ages to become involved in local councils and decision making
The need for active involvement of elected members to deliver approved plans
Traffic management issues need to be addressed i.e. congestion particularly the northern end of Teme Street, HGV access, speeding tractors and delivery vehicles parking on pavements
Condition of roads and paving
Greater opportunities/facilities required for cyclists i.e. routes and racks
State of the disused Cattle Market site – delays regarding redevelopment and the negative effects upon the town
Condition of public assets and the need for renewal and enhancement to meet future needs and improved maintenance i.e. Buildings - Pump Rooms, Regal, Community Centre,
Pavilion, Changing rooms. Sports Facilities - Tennis Courts, Bowling Green, Sports pitches
Encourage Community Sports Day on Palmers Meadow
Better management and protection of Conservation Area – signage, building maintenance
New housing developments should be well designed; sympathetic to the character of the area and affordable to local people of all ages
Development of brown field sites should be priority
Emphasis on use of vacant properties and underused sites
Ageing demographic
Poorly designed new developments and the erosion of green spaces, hedgerows and trees
Enhancement and protection of our natural environment
Better transport links required to surrounding towns