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The South Lanes Project is a community-lead initiative to transform the south side of Colchester into a vibrant modern social hub.
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We believe the future of our high streets is experiential. We have focused on creating a destination, bringing people, energy, and events into the streets and stores. Our approach is based on three things: community, creativity, commerce Since the project started we have seen a marked upturn in engagement, and project that we will double footfall within a year. This ‘stronger together’ approach is key - collaborative and not territorial. We have instigated a community tidy up program, host open community gatherings and are working with the homeless cafe to encourage inclusion. All our shops are wheelchair accessible. The South Lanes area is already one of the most accessible in Colchester, but we are always working on improving this.
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Why it's a great idea:
The South Lanes Project is transforming Colchester’s lanes into a vibrant social and commercial hub - and is doing so may create a new model for town centre regeneration and new thinking about what towns and high streets are for. Passion is contagious.
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Colchester Borough Council
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How will the money be spent?Total £1,195
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