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Plans for renovation of the rotunda move a step closer

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WESTBURY Town Council’s plans to restructure the high street rotunda have moved a step closer after being awarded a £15,000 government grant. 

The rotunda alterations are included in Westbury Town Council’s ambitious Vision for Westbury document which outlines plans to regenerate the town centre.  

A variety of different ideas are being considered to make the most of the rotunda. Plans include making the space easier for everyone to access by removing the raised flower bed and dropping the floor within the circle to street level. The town council is considering widening the current entrance and creating an area for performers/buskers in the middle of the rotunda by adding a bench-style seat around the circumference of the wall. They are also looking at the potential for a floor maze in the centre for children to play on, as well as adding lighting, and looking at using the space for small craft fairs and events.   

The town council will appoint a landscape architect to develop these ideas and they will also consult with the public as soon as potential designs are ready to view. 

A statement from Westbury Town Council reads, “The rotunda redevelopment is part of Vision for Westbury outcomes.   

“The Vision for Westbury sub-committee met on 21st April and were informed that the town council has been successful in being awarded a grant of £15,000 towards redeveloping the rotunda by Locality, the national membership network supporting local community organisations. Town council staff also met with officers from Wiltshire Council, who received the news of the Locality funding to remodel the rotunda favourably and were impressed by the town’s unique identity (festivals, events & markets) and the commitment through the development of the Vision. 

“The next stage will be to appoint a landscape architect to draft plans, including an artist’s impression which we can share with residents before the final plans are prepared and the work commissioned.  

“We can’t say a timeframe at the minute but will keep you posted on any developments.” 

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