Keynsham drop-in attracts 200.

Keynsham High Street
Keynsham High Street

Over 200 Keynsham residents attended a drop-in event on Tuesday September 15, to have their say on a range of plans for the future of the town.

Members of the public can also comment online until October 2, on a number of projects important to the future of the town, including options for the new leisure centre, the Keynsham Transport Strategy and emerging proposals for the employment site to the east of Keynsham.

Bath & North East Somerset Council organised the drop-in event at Keynsham Methodist Church to hear the views of local people on a number of key issues that will form part of the Placemaking Plan.

The event launched a six-week public consultation plan on the draft Keynsham Conservation Area Appraisal, Conservation Area boundary change map and Conservation Area Management Plan. The closing date for comments is October 27.
It has also signalled the start of a 12-week consultation on the Draft Keynsham and Saltford Air Quality Action Plan – closing date for comments is December 8, 2015.
Information on all these projects and details of how to comment can be found at
Cllr Tim Warren (Conservative, Mendip) Leader of the Council, said: “I’m pleased so many people came along to give us their views – it’s essential that local people are involved in shaping the future of their community.”

Councillor Charles Gerrish (Conservative, Keynsham North), Cabinet Member for Finance & Efficiency, said: “We’re really pleased that so many people attended the drop-in event and this has prompted considerable public engagement. These consultations brought together a number of different initiatives so that people can consider the plans as a whole and have their say. The various consultations will remain open online for a number of weeks – I would encourage all residents to take a look and give us their views.”
An eight-week formal consultation period on the Placemaking Plan will take place later in the year.