Focus groups to discuss the future of Huntingdonshire

01:57 PM September 2, 2022

08h45 September 3, 2022

Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is holding a series of focus groups to allow the public to have their say on the future of the district.

From next week, the focus groups will be an open discussion about what Huntingdonshire’s vision, aspirations and ambitions for 2050 should be and what initiatives and changes need to be made to make that happen.

HDC is encouraging local people to join the conversation at focus groups, which are part of the Huntingdonshire Futures strategy, which will shape a vision for the future of the district.

Cllr Sarah Conboy, Executive Director of Huntingdonshire District Council, said: “People, place, economy and environment are the foundations of all communities.

“Huntingdonshire Futures is a new territorial strategy for the district which will explore the visions, aspirations and ambitions of Huntingdonshire.

“We want to listen to local people because future policies and initiatives need to be informed by your ideas of what you would like your region to look like – and be – in 30 years.

“Join one of our in-person or online focus groups to have your say.”

Sessions will last approximately one hour and refreshments will be provided by HDC.

In the discussion groups, the public will explore the “what ifs” that will define the future of the region, and they will take place on:

  • Monday, September 5, 6 p.m., at the Bury community hall
  • Tuesday, September 6, 6 p.m., at Alconbury Memorial Hall
  • Thursday, September 8, 6 p.m., at Huntingdon Town Hall
  • Friday, September 9, 6 p.m., Queens Park Hall, Yaxley

HDC has also held pop-up events to give the public the opportunity to talk to the project team, who will listen to what you think about the future of the community.

There is a public engagement event at Ramsey Street Market on Saturday September 3 and the Little Paxton Flower and Veg Show on Saturday September 10.

To join a focus group session, visit the Eventbrite Huntingdonshire Futures page and register.

To thank participants for their time, all participants will be eligible to claim a £10 shopping voucher donated by HDC.

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