Pontefract Civic Society are proud to be working with Wakefield Council and Wakefield District Housing to draft a ten year plan, identifying areas of Pontefract which are in need of regeneration and ways in which the town’s heritage and culture can be promoted.
“This plan will focus just on Pontefract itself, rather than the wider district. It will look at the town centre and the immediate surrounding areas, including what people see when they arrive in Pontefract by car, bus or train.”
The plan, which is being drafted with input from local residents, businesses, schools and community groups, will set out a vision for what Pontefract needs to look and feel like over the next ten years. Taking events, heritage, culture, tourism and regeneration into consideration, the plan will set out the overall aims and direction for the town, ensuring that future projects and regeneration strengthens this collective vision.
“If we can get the overall aims and direction for the town right, we can then identify projects and bring about improvements for the area. There’s certainly a need for a strong sense of marketing of the town for its heritage and events. There are areas on the periphery of the town centre, such as Southgate and Stuart Road which could be regenerated.”