Connectivity is one of the themes of the Town Investment Plan which is currently being developed by the Town Board. If approved, the plan could bring £25M into King’s Lynn.
Linking into this theme, a local walking and cycling plan is being developed by Norfolk County Council which will identify improvements that will make King’s Lynn and surrounding villages more accessible and easier to navigate on bike or on foot.
We already know that walking and cycling is important to local people: our consultation on King’s Lynn town centre use in November 2019 revealed that almost 30 per cent of people regularly walk in the town centre whilst seven per cent usually cycle.
And, we know that active travel is becoming more important, with the wellbeing and physical fitness benefits of walking and cycling well documented and people often keener to take different, more environmentally friendly forms of travel.
Now, we would like to understand more to allow us to target improvements around walking and cycling provision in King’s Lynn town centre, the Woottons, West Winch, Clenchwarton, Pott Row and Grimston. We are running a survey on this topic which can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CF5WNLW
We would really appreciate it if you could take five minutes to share your views in the survey, and, if possible, please do share it with others so that we can get a valuable insight into how people feel about cycling and walking in the area.
We are particularly keen too to hear from young people and schools and understand their thoughts about walking and cycling in the area to help to shape future improvements.
This survey is open until 5pm on Sunday 11th October.
Young People Survey
We’re also seeking views of people aged 16-25 in our young people survey. We want to know young people’s views on the town centre as well as their hopes and concerns for the future. This closes at 5pm on Monday 5th October: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YFZMCTF
Thank you for your help.
Lorraine Gore Graham Purkins
Chief Executive Chair
Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk King’s Lynn Town Board