Tell us what you want to see happen in Scunthorpe town centre – and we will act
The recently reformed Scunthorpe Renaissance Town Team has called for views on what needs to be done to the town centre.
The team, which has held its first ordinary meeting, has already started discussing potential plans to rejuvenate the area.
These include possible development of the former Majestic cinema site, condensing the size of the High Street and improving the aesthetic appearance of the town centre.
But before getting their teeth into any projects, the team is keen to hear what people living in the town want to see.
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Rob Taylor, chairman of the team, told the meeting: "This town team is very new.
"The first thing on our agenda should be to get the message out there and find out what the community wants.
"At the moment, the town team is walking slowly and finding its way along the road."
David Stakes, vice-chairman of the group, said: "We need to find out what people like and dislike about Scunthorpe and Ashby town centres.
"If we get their views then we can consider what they want to see when making our plans."
The meeting, at North Lincolnshire Council's Civic Centre, was attended by a number of key figures in Scunthorpe town centre.
They included the managers of The Foundry and The Parishes shopping centres and Des Comerford, the chairman of the Keep Scunthorpe Alive campaign group.
One of the issues being considered by the team is the length of Scunthorpe High Street.
Councillor Rob Waltham, North Lincolnshire Council's cabinet member for people, said: "I think there is a lot that needs to be done at the end of town near Britannia corner.
"Shops need to be in the right places and the High Street should not be as long."
Mr Comerford said: "We need to make the High Street tighter and move the shops between The Baths Hall and Santander back into the centre of town.
"Once we have responses from people, we should draw up a master plan for the town centre, including the leisure centre site and Church Square area."
Other issues discussed at the meeting were the appearance of the town centre, including pubs and the barriers on Britannia corner.
Another concern raised was the number of people smoking and congregating in the daytime outside town centre pubs.
The town team is keen to hear ideas from residents about how improvements can be made, or what changes they want to see in the town centre.