How would you make Dunstable a b etter place to live over the next three years?
Gazette readers have been given the chance to put their ideas forward by Dunstable Town Council.
The council is currently consulting on a draft range of initiatives that it would like to achieve from 2014 to 2016.
And a spokesman said: “All of these actions have been developed to try and make Dunstable a better place, which is the council’s overall vision as an organisation. Equally, the actions have been developed to be aspirational but potentially achievable.”
The spokesman said the ideas reflect what the council is accountable for and not, for instance, the responsibility of Central Bedfordshire Council.
The wide-ranging list includes building a skateboard park and a splash park, creating more allotment space and introducing a town crier to the town centre.
A total of 46 draft objectives have been agreed by the council that are set out against six “corporate priorities”.
They include establishing a community BMX club, a new Grove House Gardens catering concession and a new park on the Downside Estate, securing a Green Flag Award for Dunstable Cemetery and resurfacing the Creasey Park car park.
Also on the list is action to “influence and support” the creation of the A5-M1 Link Road, the Woodside Connection and associated de-trunking of the A5 (High Street North). These objectives will be further considered by the council later in the year once they are aware of any comments from the public.
“We would like your views on the objectives and just as importantly your views on what else you think the council could try to achieve,” added the spokesman.
“Remember, the council has finite resources and is only responsible for a limited range of services and functions that affect Dunstable.”
Go to www.dunstable.gov.uk for the complete list. You can email your responses to email@example.com, visit the council’s Facebook page or write to the council at Grove House, 76 High Street North, Dunstable, LU6 1NF.