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Local People Have Their Say On Ashley Road Improvements

Over 1,300 people have given their opinions as to how travel and the local environment on Ashley Road, Poole, could be improved as part of the Three Towns Travel project.

This is the first stage in the public engagement process to decide how £1 million could be spent in the area. Funding 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.

413 people took part in face-to-face interviews on Ashley Road and a further 890 people responded to the survey. 90% of the people who replied to the survey were Poole residents.

Councillor Xena Dion, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for a Prosperous and Sustainable Poole, Borough of Poole, said: "We had a tremendous response to this first engagement and we would like to thank local people for engaging with us and for providing a wide variety of views. It is important that we continue to build on this momentum so local people will have a further opportunity to have their say as travel options for Ashley Road are developed."

The public engagement period ran from 10 April to 10 May 2013 and travel improvements to Ashley Road were themed around improvements for buses, cyclists, pedestrians, vehicles and the local environment.

Once the priorities have been established from this consultation, options for improvements will be drawn up for consideration. A further public consultation on these options will be held in the summer, with the works likely to start later this year for completion by Spring 2015.