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Video: Why we need to make Winckley Square a good community space

Posted on - 7th November, 2011 - 10:30am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Campaigns, Videos

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Last month I wrote about the Winckley Square Community Interest Company, a partnership that formed to build recommendations and a community planning model for the future of Winckley Square.

Established in July, they’re now asking for your views in the form of an online questionnaire and also at future consulation events.

David Gill, chairman of WSCIC, said: “The founding members wanted to create an inclusive culture that allows all stakeholders to have an input into the future of the Square. We are asking all groups to take part: residents, religious groups, businesses, retailers, council members, visitors, students and many more.

“It is important to realise that we are a community interest group therefore we represent the interests of the whole community.”

I went out with my video camera and met up with two of the WSCIC’s founding members, Simon Turner and Mick Goode and asked them to explain a bit of the thinking behind the company and what they hope to achieve.

The pair put forward ideas to make Winckley Square a destination for people to visit and not just a through road to Avenham Park from Fishergate, and check out the video below.

Photo by the.square on Flickr

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