Wakefield College is in the process of relocating their Thornes Park campus to their city centre site, which means that the site in Thornes Park will be open for redevelopment. Mary is encouraging local people to make their views heard to ensure that future plans are appropriate for the local area.
Hometown Plus have organised a number of public meetings to ensure that people living and working in the local community have the chance to contribute to the debate about the future use of the site:
• September 14th 2016, 6.30pm, Horbury Methodist Church, Horbury
• September 15th 2016, 6.30pm, Wakefield College, Thornes Park Campus, Wakefield
• September 21st, 6.30pm, Ossett War Memorial Community Centre, Ossett
• September 22nd, 6.30pm, Jubilee Hall, Townley Road, Wakefield
• September 23rd, 6.30pm, Valley Crescent Centre, Wrenthorpe Lane, Wrenthorpe
• September 26th, 6.30pm, Wakefield Methodist Church, Thornes Road, Wakefield
Each meeting will follow a similar format:
• Informing local people on the College’s future plans
• Facilitating discussion around the park’s infrastructure and visitor offer; opportunities for improvement with College vacation of the site – each one aligned with the Parks Management Plan and wider city priorities, and having the capacity to complement the Parks for the People Heritage Lottery Bid
• Inviting input on how local people would like to be involved in legacy planning and management
• Leaving people with a quantitative survey to complete and return on the evening or subsequently
Mary encourages anyone who uses Thornes Park or has thoughts on the future use of the site to attend one of the consultation meetings and to express their views on the plans being outlined by Wakefield College.