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TVBC endorses Romsey Future’s vision for the town

Council chiefs last night endorsed the vision for the future of Romsey

The Romsey Future partnership, which is formed of community organisations, local authorities and other groups, launched its revised vision for the town in spring this year.

Test Valley Borough Council is one of those partners of Romsey Future, with councillors endorsing the partnership’s vision at a cabinet meeting last night.

The vision’s main aims include ensuring the town is well connected, environmentally responsible with a sense of strong community, while the economy continues to thrive.

Last summer, Romsey Future ran a public consultation around the town to find out what mattered most to residents. These views were then put into a new vision document, refreshing its aims for the next 20 years.

Some of the partnership’s projects include revamping the area south of the town centre and increasing cycling and walking links through the town. The vision, titled A Vision for Romsey has also been endorsed by Hampshire Constabulary, Unity and the NHS’s local clinical commissioning group, as well as the Romsey and District Society.

Deputy leader of TVBC, councillor Nick Adams-King, said: “I’m very pleased that as a council, we are able to endorse this document. Romsey has a bright future ahead of it, with many exciting projects currently on the horizon. Lots of work has gone into this vision refresh, with hundreds of residents feeding back to us last year to tell them what really matters in their town and their community.

“I am also the chair of Romsey Future, and it’s brilliant to see so many organisations endorsing this vision for the town as well as Test Valley Borough Council. With a new structure, the Romsey Future partnership is going from strength to strength and we’re all looking forward to realising our ambitions.”

To read the new vision from the Romsey Future partnership, click here: