Havering Council is asking residents and businesses for their thoughts on how to improve Romford Town Centre and surrounding area.
A series of public engagement events to gather ideas for the Council’s Romford Masterplan will kick off with the first consultation event in Romford Market Place on Friday 25 January between 1pm-4pm.
Between now and June there will be plenty of ways for people in the borough to get involved in the conversation. The Council wants to know what local residents and businesses think of Romford now, what they would like to change, and what they think would make Romford even better.
Residents can also have their say online at www.yourromford.co.uk which goes live on Friday 25 January.
Councillor Damian White, Leader of the Council, said:
“The Masterplan engagement events are a real chance for the Council to understand local people’s ideas, aspirations and priorities for Romford Town Centre in the future.
“Whether it’s the historic market or our variety of shopping centres, our job is to protect what we love about Romford and look at ways to improve it. We need to make sure that the homes built in the future are genuinely affordable so our sons and daughters can afford to live here. We want to make sure that any new developments bring the shops, restaurants and green spaces that people want, along with the schools, health centres and transport infrastructure that we need.
“This is not just about the future or a big splash in ten years’ time – we are continually investing in all our town centres.
“Across the borough, with our partners, we are investing more than £3bn to create new jobs, homes and bring other improvements to our neighbourhoods. Havering is already a great place to live, work and visit - but with the help of our residents and businesses we want to make it even better.”
This feedback will help to shape a new Romford Masterplan – which will help guide future development in the town centre.