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Ashley Road Improvements - Give Your Views

Residents in Poole are being given the opportunity to comment on the latest options to improve travel along Ashley Road in Parkstone, as part of the Three Towns Travel project.

Local people are invited to give their views on the proposed improvement schemes by either attending a series of public events or giving their feedback online.

All of the improvement schemes have been drawn up following a recent public engagement exercise which saw more than 1,300 people give their opinions as to how travel and the local environment on Ashley Road could be improved. This latest consultation is the next stage in deciding how £1 million, allocated by the Department of Transport, could be spent on the road.

People can complete an online feedback form about the proposals which will be available until Friday 23 August 2013. You will also find out more information about the Three Towns Travel project.

Council staff will also be on hand to listen to residents' views, answer any questions and offer help with completing the feedback forms at a number of sessions along Ashley Road over the next few weeks:
- Wednesday 24 July 2013, between 12.30pm and 8pm at St John's Church Hall (opposite Waitrose).
- Wednesday 7 August 2013, between 10am and 2.30pm at Bookworm Bookshop and Tearooms (opposite Edward Road).
- Tuesday 13 August 2013, between 1pm and 6pm Branksome Library (Ashley Road).

Printed copies of all the proposals and the feedback forms are available at Branksome Library, Bookworm Book Shop and Tearooms and from Planning and Regeneration Services at the Civic Centre.

Councillor Xena Dion, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for a Prosperous and Sustainable Poole, Borough of Poole, said: "We had a great response from local people during the previous public engagement exercise and we are keen to keep the momentum going. We are proposing four improvement schemes that we believe will make the biggest difference to the road based on what people have already told us.

"Details of other improvement schemes that we hope to deliver if and when funding becomes available in the future are also included. All schemes have been designed to help create more attractive local environments, enhancing the quality of life for local people. We would urge everyone - residents, commuters and businesses - to carefully consider the proposals and complete a feedback form to ensure their views count."

Once the final schemes have been approved, works to Ashley Road could start later this year.

Funding for these improvement works has been allocated by Borough of Poole from the £12.1 million Three Towns Travel project for travel options in between Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch.