Lymington Town Quay - a once in a lifetime opportunity
Lymington Society supporting a major redevelopment of Lymington Town Quay
Let's try and do something positive for the quayside area of Lymington - for the benefit of both current and future generations. This article by Lymington Society applauds the enthusiasm of the Town Council for a real overhaul of the sad looking current quay area, which does not befit a town which prides itself on and owes so much to being based on the water. (Which looks nice from the water, but not from the land!). And, the Society wants to help in every way it can.
The main messages to us all are:
1. Take part in the NFDC Consultation exercise: use this link to go directly to the page to make your views known, and do so before 23 September! This is our big chance to put forward our own ideas. Don't forget that even if we have no additional ideas we can simply state that we support the initiatives being taken by the Lymington Society and its ongoing involvement in this important cause.
2. Consider joining the Lymington Society as a Member: the work done by the Society's tireless volunteers to preserve the historial integrity of Lymington and also improve it for today and forever is a core strength of our town and this is a particularly relevant cause for many of us - most of us visit the Quay, and probably many of us wish it could be nicer! Becoming a member is also a chance to meet like minded people and enjoy the social aspects of being part of a group which has such a positive intent. Find out more about the Lymington Society here.
Lymington Society Support for Town Council’s Ambitions for the Quayside Area
"The Town Council, together with the NFDC, have a current project to improve the Quayside area of Lymington and make it a destination in itself, rather than just the car park for the cobbles.
With the improvements to the Harbour Commission’s facilities for visiting Yachtsmen comes an opportunity to update the area as a riverside attraction.
The Lymington Society fully supports the Town Council in this endeavour. We encourage our members and local residents to support these proposals by taking part in the NFDC Consultation exercise and making their views heard.
Lymington has precious little public waterside space, and the Quayside, placed as it is alongside the cobbles tourist area, could be used year round for markets and public events, revitalising this unique riverside site and benefiting local businesses.
As with any change, there will be some who will feel unable to support this vision. However the Society feels strongly that the interests of the wider community need to be taken into account, and that we should take this opportunity for a bold scheme that will rejuvenate the Quay, and make it a pleasure to visit for residents and visitors alike for years to come.
Here is a link to the NFDC page about the project.
And here is a link directly to the online form that you can use to give them your opinions.
Do please take a look at the information page and the form, and let the District Council know what you think. This is a rare opportunity to make a difference to our precious town.
Here are a few pictures of riverside public areas in other towns, to kick start some bold ideas about what we could have here in Lymington: