First Meeting for the ‘Ask Nailsea’ Consultation

In February this year Nailsea residents and businesses were asked to submit their opinions via the ‘Ask Nailsea’ consultation, to tell the Council what they would like to see the funds from the sale of Engine Lane – as well as Community Infrastructure Levy payments – spent on.

There were a fantastic 814 responses, which once consolidated into groups of similar or duplicate ideas totaled 227 suggestions spread over 22 categories. All of these need to be considered.

Last night (Tuesday 5 April 2022) the Council met to start the process of reviewing these, and a total of 63 suggestions were discussed and decided on. This meeting is the first stage in the process to decide the following;

  •  Yes – this idea will be shortlisted for further exploration
  • Maybe – this idea will require further research before a decision can be made, and may require other organisations involvement to proceed. It could be that the project can’t be progressed with the capital funds, but may be that it can fit with future opportunities and Council goals
  • No – this is not a project the Council can take further (we will fully outline reasons why in the responses)

This is a procedure that will take some time and plenty of consideration, as well as research and project management needing to take place before progressing. Ultimately the residents of Nailsea will have the final say on what they would like to see in the town, which will come later down the line once all data is gathered and a full understanding of the requirements to undertake these outlined.

Further meetings will be arranged to go through the remaining 164 ‘Ask Nailsea’ consultation suggestions, and has been updated with the latest information.