At the moment volunteers are preparing to host our largest design charrette to date and this financial support is most welcome and timely.
As a consequence in addition to the letters of invitation to stakeholders neighbours, Look! St Albans supporters, district councillors, local county councillors, residents associations, parish councils and many more we have produced an A5 flyer that will be delivered to in excess of 36,000 homes in the next few weeks before the Design Charrette.
We are also asking local businesses (mainly city centre) to hold a supply of the flyers to ensure we reach as many people as possible with an interest in our city centre to come along and take part in the ‘City Centre Opportunity Site Design Charrette’.
Lisa Bates-Wallis Executive Director of the Chamber said: “The Chamber is very pleased to be offering financial support to this project. It is very important that the business community and the wider community get to have a say in this important city centre development. A great opportunity to consider what St Albans at large really wants on that site”
Silvia Vitiello, partner at Kingston Smith in St Albans, commented: “We are delighted to support this important initiative, which we believe will help maintain and develop the strong, central community in which the people and businesses of St Albans thrive.”
Vanessa Gregory Chairwoman of Look! said: “Look! St Albans Our Community Voice on Design’ is a unique inclusive community group that actively promotes community engagement on significant developments in central St Albans with no membership fee, therefore we are reliant on grants and donations.
This funding sends out a powerful message that the business community and the community at large can come together and work together for the positive good of our great city. Our generation has a wonderful opportunity to leave a worthy legacy for the future, together we are grasping this with both hands.”