Local Community Plan 2014-17

City Centre 

The City Centre Neighbourhood Partnership brings together local people, elected members and services to work to make the city centre area a better place. We spoke to many of you in the city centre communities, to help identify priorities for this local community plan for 2014-17. You told us the things you would like the City Centre Neighbourhood Partnership to work on, and why:

Making it easier to get around the city centre is important for everyone, and particularly people who want to walk or cycle.

Enhancing the city centre as a living community is essential to  the quality of life those who live in this historic city, also making it a unique place to visit.

Working together for a clean and green city centre means more people taking responsibility for their area, and improving public spaces so more people can enjoy them.

Supporting city centre businesses is a key way to make sure that the economy grows and thrives in our community.

Helping people feel safer in the city centre is about tackling the areas that people still feel impact on their quality of life; street drinking, noise and graffiti.  

Our priorities

Making it easier to get around the city centre

  • Help people influence decisions about moving around
  • Promote opportunities to walk and cycle
  • Work towards making more streets clutter free

Enhancing the city centre as a living community

  • Make sure people who live here can have a say about things that matter to them
  • Make sure there are services to meet the needs of local people of all ages
  • Promote the city centre's local arts scene

Working together for a clean and green city centre

  • Work together to tackle litter and fly tipping
  • Make sure that the area is well cared for and that people appreciate the built heritage
  • Look at green spaces and how they can be improved

Supporting the city centre economy

  • Help businesses to network and share best practice
  • Encourage people to visit and shop in all areas of the city centre
  • Support businesses to work with local communities

Helping people feel safer in the city centre

  • Work with local communities to tackle problem areas
  • Look at positive ways to reduce antisocial behaviour
  • Make it easier to report issues