If you live in or have an interest in Berhampore, we’d like to hear your ideas for how we can improve Berhampore village.
People told us last year as part of the Newtown Connections engagement that Berhampore village is a special area and needs attention.
Any improvements will include making things safer and easier for people on bikes through the shopping area as part of developing a safe and direct cycling route between the south coast and central city.
We want to get people thinking and talking about what kind of place they’d like the village to be. Nothing has been designed and no decisions have been made – so it’s a very good time to get involved and consider the possibilities.
Some of the things we could improve include:
To start the conversation and gather feedback from the community, a drop-in session was held at Berhampore Community Centre on 23 March. This was followed up with a second drop-in session held on Saturday 18 May at Berhampore Primary School. See a summary of all the feedback so far.
The community has been saying for some time that Berhampore village needs an upgrade. This also came through in feedback we received last year as part of engaging on Newtown Connections.
The project will include a safe cycling route through the shopping area and this provides an opportunity to make a village upgrade happen sooner.
A community working group has been set up to look more closely at the issues, challenges and potential solutions. Community engagement and consultation is likely to take at least a year.