Let’s be positive about the future
IS it not time that we began to be more positive about Royston town centre. For years we seem to have had repeated messages of doom and gloom. Indeed, only the other week we had local councillors complaining that the town centre was dying on its feet . T
IS it not time that we began to be more positive about Royston town centre.
For years we seem to have had repeated messages of doom and gloom. Indeed, only the other week we had local councillors complaining that the town centre was "dying on its feet".
That does not seem to be the right attitude.
The problem appears to be that everyone has become a victim of depression.
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Instead of looking to make improvements there is too much discussion about the wrongs of the town centre.
All right, we have to pay parking charges (not as much as places elsewhere) and we have charity shops and empty properties.
- 1 Ofcom investigation into problem key fobs at Tesco Royston concludes
- 2 Fire-hit parish church secures vital cash boost
- 3 Person dies after being hit by train near Welwyn Garden City railway station
- 4 Nearly a million trees planted alongside A14 die and need replacing
- 5 Pupils become journalists for class topic
- 6 Publish and be damned: 'farmgate' report goes to the vote
- 7 Grandmother who got on a motorcycle aged 105 passes away
- 8 Person hit by train between London Kings Cross and Stevenage
- 9 COVID deaths fall by 50% in Herts hospitals
- 10 Pupils to return to school as lockdown restrictions ease
So do other town centres.
But it appears that all we do is complain and do nothing about the situation.
It needs someone with a vision to come up with ideas that will rejuvenate our town centre. It needs to create a positive look towards the future.
Times have changed from the old days, but that is not to say we cannot recrate a market town for today's living rather than living in the past.
We need to give the town centre serious thought - and involve as many residents as possible in planning for the future.
This would not just be to improve the town centre, but make it one which will believe that it is once more the life-blood of the community.
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