Chester updates One City Plan

Chester's bid to be UK City of Culture 2017 and plans for improved waterways will be among topics at the next One City Plan residents' drop-in session at the Town Hall.

Due to take place on Tuesday 14 May between 4.30pm and 6.30pm in the Town Hall's Palatine Room, touchscreen monitors will display the latest information on the various projects and initiatives that form part of the One City Plan. Chester Renaissance and council staff will be on hand to answer questions.

A waterways strategy is being developed for Chester which "will give clear direction on how waterways can contribute to growth, investment and the leisure economy on both the River Dee and the Shropshire Union Canal."

The waterways strategy is being worked up by Chester Renaissance, Chester West & Chester Council, the Canal & River Trust, Inland Waterways Association and Chester Canal Heritage Trust.

Cllr Stuart Parker, member for regeneration, said: "The One City Plan is our long-term designs for how Chester will develop over the next 15 years and I would encourage all residents to come along to a drop-in session and find out more about how to get involved.
"There's so much going on in Chester at the moment and our bid for City of Culture 2017 is a fantastic opportunity for the city to build upon its lively cultural events programme.

"Chester boasts an unrivalled history, the most complete city walls in Britain and the unique Victorian Shopping Rows, all of which makes it a popular tourist destination. With further developments planned for an exciting new theatre, Chester has much to offer and to gain from being chosen.

"The UK City of Culture is more than just a title – it's an opportunity to build local pride, show the world who we are and what we can do and we are asking members of the public to show their support and back the bid via"

Chester's One City Plan is a 15-year strategy to guide the future economic regeneration of Chester.

Future drop-in sessions will be on the second Tuesday of the month from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

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