Hundreds attend Transform Leatherhead's Spring Public Forum at Leatherhead Theatre
On Thursday 24th May over 200 people attended Mole Valley District Council's Transform Leatherhead Spring Public Forum, whilst over 800 watched the event live via Facebook.
Cabinet Member for Prosperity, Councillor Simon Edge, said: "The Spring Forum was a great opportunity to update everybody on the Transform Leatherhead initiatives. We were pleased to welcome the attendees and online viewers on the night and the 800 who have watched our video since.
"We were delighted to be able to demonstrate the hard work that has been going on behind the scenes on this long term, multimillion pound programme of initiatives and to highlight our key goals for the coming year.
"Included were details of our key milestones for 2018/2019 such as: the submission of an outline planning application for the redevelopment of Claire House and James House following a public consultation this summer, the analysis of both long-term development options for the Swan Centre and the completion of short-term refurbishments, and the completion of a Transport Study.
We look forward to welcoming everyone back at the next forum scheduled for October 17th 2018 at the Leatherhead Theatre."
On the night, following an initial informative presentation by Councillor Simon Edge, an engaging question and answer session took place. Questions that were not answered on the night will be posted in a Q& A section on the Transform Leatherhead website www.transformleatherhead.com.
Additional expertise during the interactive part of the evening was provided by both the Environment Agency and retail property experts Cushman and Wakefield. Nick Philpot and Andrew Irvine attended from the Environment Agency, and answered questions regarding the Environment Agency's work on the flood alleviation proposals for Leatherhead. John Percy, of Cushman and Wakefield, represented the consultants recently appointed to produce a viable development option for the Swan Centre. They are tasked with providing a robust, evidence based and viable development option as a catalyst to revitalise the High Street. Local musician Ryan Burman closed the event with his song 'Riverside' to great applause and a display of community spirit.
Those who missed out on the forum can download the presentation from our website www.transformleatherhead.com or watch the film of the evening via our Facebook page www.facebook.com/Transformleatherhead. To sign up to receive regular e-updates about Transform Leatherhead, visit the Transform Leatherhead website.
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