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Public meeting on the future of Colchester's Hythe
1:35pm Thursday 4th October 2012 in News
PEOPLE can have their say on the future of Colchester’s Hythe at a public meeting this month.
Residents, landowners, community group and businessmen are invited to the Bridge Bar for the launch of Hythe Forward on Wednesday, October 24.
Colchester Council has agreed to give Colne Housing Society £30,000 for the project, which intends to set up a development trust managed by local people who can get the regeneration of the Hythe back on track.
The community group formed will have legal powers to hold assets, win grants and decide whether to build social housing, clean up the area or overhaul empty buildings.
At the meeting will be “barefoot entrepreneur” Robert Ashton, regeneration specialist Phil Rose from Foundation East and community development officer Alistair Heron.
The meeting starts at the bar, off Hawkins Road, at 6pm.