The York Central Partnership is launching the ‘Festival of York Central’ and calling on the people of York to join the conversation around the site and help shape this part of the city for future generations.
An exhibition exploring the emerging masterplan for the development is at the centre of the festival, and will be open to the public from the 21st March to 27th April 2018, in The Gallery at the National Railway Museum.
Accompanying the exhibition, My Future York are organising a wide programme of events, under the My York Central project. This will include walking tours, workshops and speaking events, to further capture the needs and ideas of York residents and explore the challenges that York Central faces. The full programme of events and timings will be available at www.myyorkcentral.org.
Feedback from the six week festival will help inform the further evolution of the masterplan and the future planning submission, as well as shaping longer-term thinking around the site.
- The Festival will launch on the 19th March and the exhibition will open Wednesday 21st March until Friday 27th April
- The exhibition will be open daily from 10am – 6pm
- It will be staffed full-time by representatives from the York Central team from Wednesday 21st – Friday 23rd March
- Representatives from the partnership will also be on hand every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at the following times to answer any questions:
- Tuesday 11am – 1pm
- Thursday 2.30pm – 5.30pm
- Saturday 11am -3pm
Visitors will be able to leave feedback via this website for the duration of the festival and questionnaire forms will be available at the exhibition. My York Central will also be logging post-it note based comments via Flickr so regular updates will be visible throughout the Festival.
Tamsin Hart-Jones, project lead from York Central Partnership, said: “We have reached a really exciting point in the project and we want more people to join the conversation, get involved and help shape this part of the city. There are some key topics we would like to capture people’s feedback on, as well as lots of areas where we would like to encourage everyone to share their ideas and aspirations for the site, as they can have a real influence on how the project develops.
“We want people to come along, see our thoughts and plans so far and tell us what they think makes a good place to live, work and socialise. There is also a much bigger opportunity to help build a long-term vision for the site, which will evolve over the next 15-20 years, around what it is like to live and work in York Central, as well as exploring how it will fit into the wider city.”
More information about the My Future York events can be found at www.myyorkcentral.org.