Hello Team !!
I am writing to you all to ask you for your help !!!
The council is about to vote on the approval of funding for the London Road RegenerationIf we get it, it'll mean that the London Road as we know it will get a full upgrade which it is in desperate need of.
The decision is currently hanging in the balance and we need your help to make sure it goes through.
If you have time, please write to one or more of the councillors ( list included with this letter) who may swing the vote in favour of a YES. The Lib Dems are all voting yes so it's really up to the others to make the decision.
And it needs to be done FAST !!!
If you can do this I think everyone would find the London Road a much better place for all us
PS – I have included an example of the Letter I have sent to all these Councillors
18/1/2012Dear SirI am writing to you in regards to to the upcoming council vote regarding the regeneration ofthe 'Gateway' section of London Road ( The part between Morrison's and Cleveland Bridge). As aresident and business owner on the London Road, I am obviously in favour of such a vote. I havealso found that all our clients,friends and colleagues (70% of which live in and around Larkhall)have the same opinion as myself.These people are right behind a YES vote to finance such regeneration and I would hope that youacknowledge your constituents when making your upcoming decision.London Road is one of the main Gateways into Bath and as such is the first impression most peopleget when they travel to our World Heritage city.This entry is arguably the most important entry for a number of different reasons:1) The London Road is the main route into Bath from London and the Motorway and thereforesees the largest amount of traffic.2) This is part of the original Fosse Way an ancient and preserved route which can be tracedback to Roman times.3) 80% of the buildings on the road are Grade II listed or higher, the highest percentage of anyGateway into Bath.The London Road is also arguably the most neglected area of Bath, often referred to as 'TheDumping Ground' by residents and social groups in and around Bath. There has also been a long,ongoing stigma about this area being 'down at heel' and a place not to visit (many residents andlocal groups have fought this attitude with varied success)Regeneration of this area has the power to boost the potential and well being of Bath on a numberof different levels:• Businesses will be attracted to the area – there is a multitude of run down Victorian shopfronts just crying out to be brought back to life• Tourists will have a better impression of City when they arrive• Residents will take some pride in where they liveIn Summary The London Road Gateway is a vital part of our treasured city but many people areeither embarrassed or ashamed to even mention it's existence. With the potential of the upcomingregeneration, your constituents as well as all the people living and visiting Bath can have a betterentrance to the attractions that this wonderful city has to offer and therefore make Bath a betterplace for everyone. I hope you can vote YES to the London Road Regeneration.SincerelyMurray JonesBsc BVMS MRCVS