Bedford Shopping Precincts

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Background

The City has completed engagement as part of the Bedford Local Centres Improvement Program to understand the recommended actions to make improvements at each of the five Bedford shopping precincts (view locations maps here) in 2022 and 2023.

The outcomes of the information gathered from the engagement has been collated and summarised in an Engagement Summary which can be accessed via link on the right hand bar.

Implementation plans based on the engagement summary findings are currently being developed and will be updated here in the near future.

Engagement included the following activities:

1. Community Survey 2019

In 2019, the City conducted a survey to understand priorities for the five Bedford shopping precincts to inform their approach going forward. The survey results highlighted a number of short and long-term priority areas for the Bedford shopping precincts.

2. Community Workshops Dec 2021

The City held their first round of community workshops for the Bedford Shopping precincts in December 2021 where participants worked together to brainstorm specific ideas and recommendations for short-term and long-term improvements to each of the main shopping precincts in Bedford. As part of the workshops, the City led walking audits of each precinct with participants.

3. Design Development Workshops Feb 22

The City built on outcomes of the December workshops with three further Co-Design Workshops in February 2022. Participants helped to develop ideas and design recommendations for how to improve the public spaces and shopfronts in each local centre to become more inviting, create vibrancy and improve community safety.

4. Accessibility Workshop March 22

The City invited people who live, visit or work in the City of Bayswater with lived experience of disability to participate in an online appraisal of the proposed Bedford Shopping Precinct upgrades to understand requirements to improve these as accessible centres.

5. Engage Bayswater Ideas Boards

The City invited people to share their ideas and suggestions for improvements in each of the shopping precincts via ideas boards on the Engage Bayswater page.

6. One to One Business/Landowner Engagement

The City has been engaging with individual business and land owners in each of the shopping precincts to understand directly their concerns and desires for improvements and developing relationships for the City to cooperate for any improvements.



Background

The City has completed engagement as part of the Bedford Local Centres Improvement Program to understand the recommended actions to make improvements at each of the five Bedford shopping precincts (view locations maps here) in 2022 and 2023.

The outcomes of the information gathered from the engagement has been collated and summarised in an Engagement Summary which can be accessed via link on the right hand bar.

Implementation plans based on the engagement summary findings are currently being developed and will be updated here in the near future.

Engagement included the following activities:

1. Community Survey 2019

In 2019, the City conducted a survey to understand priorities for the five Bedford shopping precincts to inform their approach going forward. The survey results highlighted a number of short and long-term priority areas for the Bedford shopping precincts.

2. Community Workshops Dec 2021

The City held their first round of community workshops for the Bedford Shopping precincts in December 2021 where participants worked together to brainstorm specific ideas and recommendations for short-term and long-term improvements to each of the main shopping precincts in Bedford. As part of the workshops, the City led walking audits of each precinct with participants.

3. Design Development Workshops Feb 22

The City built on outcomes of the December workshops with three further Co-Design Workshops in February 2022. Participants helped to develop ideas and design recommendations for how to improve the public spaces and shopfronts in each local centre to become more inviting, create vibrancy and improve community safety.

4. Accessibility Workshop March 22

The City invited people who live, visit or work in the City of Bayswater with lived experience of disability to participate in an online appraisal of the proposed Bedford Shopping Precinct upgrades to understand requirements to improve these as accessible centres.

5. Engage Bayswater Ideas Boards

The City invited people to share their ideas and suggestions for improvements in each of the shopping precincts via ideas boards on the Engage Bayswater page.

6. One to One Business/Landowner Engagement

The City has been engaging with individual business and land owners in each of the shopping precincts to understand directly their concerns and desires for improvements and developing relationships for the City to cooperate for any improvements.



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