‘Locality plan’ to boost town

Pictured is Hucknall High Street, town centre.
Pictured is Hucknall High Street, town centre.

The regeneration of Hucknall town centre and a greater range of shops were key issues raised in a public consultation to produce a ‘locality plan’ by Ashfield District Council (ADC) for the town.

ADC were asked to investigate the possibility of lower parking charges for shoppers and long-stay parking provision for businesses, improved maintenance of streets and open spaces, less litter and dog fouling, and for boozy crime and anti-social behaviour to be tackled. The plan will help the council pinpoint which issues matter most to residents.

A report mentioned Hucknall’s rich cultural history and pointed to proposals to pedestrianise part of the town centre and build an inner ring road to alleviate traffic congestion. It added that in the eastern part of Hucknall, half of households are in the top fifth most deprived nationally. It identified over 160 community and voluntary groups operating and providing valuable local services to Hucknall residents.