THE first street design project of its kind is coming to Stanway this month.

Essex County Council has commissioned Sustrans, a sustainable transport charity, to deliver a community-led street design project.

It will enable residents living in and around Winstree Road to have a say on how their streets can be improved.

The project aims to improve travel for cyclists, pedestrians, motorcyclists and drivers on a road which has three schools.

A fourth school is due to open in September.

On-street pop-up events will take place in Winstree Road on July 17 and18.

Residents will be asked to complete a short survey, have a chat about the street and plot ideas and routes on a large plan of Winstree Road.

On July 17, the pop-up event will be outside the Winstree Road Medical Practice from 10.30am to 12.30pm, before moving outside Stanway Fiveways Primary School from 2.45pm to 3.45pm and finally stopping at the top of Holly Road from 4.45pm to 5.45pm.

On July 18, the pop-up event will be outside the Stanway School from 8.30am to 9.30am, then midway along Woden Avenue from 10.30am to 11.30am, before moving to opposite Stanway Primary School, on Silver Witch Green from 2.45pm to 3.45pm.

The project started in April and is now moving into a new phase of community engagement.

Kevin Bentley, county councillor responsible for infrastructure, said: “I urge all residents to have their say during the pop-up events.

“This project will help to secure a stronger, safer and more neighbourly community and support the growing community of Stanway.”

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