Local people are being invited to shape history and have their say about what names Bath & North East Somerset Council should consider for the new buildings that are part of Keynsham town centre’s regeneration.
The £34 million regeneration site is due to open by Autumn 2014 and the Council wants to involve Keynsham residents in shortlisting possible names for buildings. No decisions have been taken on whether the whole site should have a name or whether individual names should be adopted for the different facilities, like the Library and One Stop Shop.
Councillor David Bellotti (Lib-Dem, Lyncombe), Cabinet Member for Community Resources, said, “This is a chance for Keynsham residents to shape history and have their say on a major decision that Bath & North East Somerset Council must make. We want to get as many ideas as possible from the community and select the one from a shortlist which best represents what people want.
“I’d like to welcome the comments we’ve had so far about the possibilities for names and these will be included as part of this exercise. The selection process will create sense of excitement in the Keynsham community about the completion of this project and the fact we are just months away from opening.”
How to get involved today
People can submit their views on whether there should be:
a) A single name for the overall site, including the retail units, library/ one stop shop and Council offices;
b) Names for individual buildings, such as for the library/ one stop shop;
c) What those name/s should be.
There are a variety of ways in which people can contribute.
Via online consultation from Friday 4 April 2014 at http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/keynshamregen
Emailing the Council via firstname.lastname@example.org
Writing to the Council at – Keynsham Civic building name, Floor 1 Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW
Keynsham schools will be written to inviting Head Teacher’s to ask their pupils what name they would give the new building.
People have until Tuesday 22 April 2014 to submit their ideas.