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Market Place – Last Chance to Share Your Ideas! 9:30-3:30 Saturday 3rd September 2016, Prescot Shopping Centre

Market Place – Last Chance to Share Your Ideas! 9:30-3:30 Saturday 3rd September 2016, Prescot Shopping Centre


Between 9:30am and 3:30pm on Saturday 3rd September – which is also the date of the next Producers’ Market and Arts and Crafts Fair – Placed will be at Prescot Shopping Centre with a mix of fun activities, summaries of the feedback so far about Market Place, and a final chance to shape what will happen with the public open space at Market Place.

Over the course of this summer Jo and her team of built environment specialists at Placed have been quizzing Prescotians about the public open space just below the Parish Church and war memorial on Market Place: when it is re-designed as part of the THI, what do you want it to be used for? How should it look and feel? Who will use it?

Here is the space we would like your thoughts about.

Here is a bird’s eye view of the Market Place space

And here, shaded and lined in red is the Market Place space on a map.

Placed have held design workshops, ‘design slams’ and drop-ins at schools, the Town Hall and Poco Coffee to try and get people thinking about Market Place and sharing their thoughts. There was also a treasure hunt and a chance to give feedback at the Elizabethan Fayre in June. There is also an online survey that only takes a few minutes to fill in.

People have given a lot of ideas, suggestions, concepts, “do’s and don’ts”, drawn-on plans and models from the people who have been involved, from primary school pupils to pensioners.

The above three images are from Market Place workshops held in Prescot so far. We are truly grateful to everyone who has taken part so far!

On the 3rd September, between 9:30am and 3:30pm there will be big posters showing what people have told Placed so far about Market Place. Do you agree? Disagree? Have something better in mind? If so you can tell Placed there and then! Spend as much time as you want having a look and sharing your ideas.

But it’s not all planning stuff – there will be t-shirt and mug making, free cake and bingo with prizes for each game plus an overall prize courtesy of the Old Mill on Mill Street for everyone who plays!

The Market Place event is at: the old M&Co Unit in the lower concourse of Prescot Shopping Centre (among the stalls of the Arts and Crafts Fair).

This is where the activities will take place on the 3rd of September: the former M&Co unit on the lower concourse of Prescot Shopping Centre.

The Market Place event takes place on: Saturday 3rd September between 9:30 and 3:30.

All of the activities are free.

You will be able to find out more about Market Place and there are a few different interactive ways to share your ideas and give feedback.

Hope to see you there!

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