From: Samantha Murray
To: Ron Taylor, Mayor of
Subject: Suggested improvements to the area
Date: 22nd October
The aim of this report is to suggest ways of improving the Newtown area in order to encourage more young people to live there.
There is a severe shortage of modem, comfortable housing in the area. Therefore, it would be appropriate to build some new apartment blocks to cater for young professionals and maybe a new housing estate for families. Space for this housing could be found by demolishing existing run-down buildings.
Some of the facilities in the area should also be improved. Firstly, I would strongly suggest that the council spend more money on the public transport network, so that people can commute easily to work. Secondly, more public facilities are needed, in particular a well-stocked library and a community centre offering activities and providing information about events in the area. In addition, some of the funding could also be used to create new playgrounds for children. Doing this would help to attract families to the area.
Unfortunately, our area has become quite run-down in recent years. In particular, there is a lot of graffiti on the walls and the streets are full of old broken-down cars and litter. The cars should be towed away, the walls repainted and the litter collected. Another suggestion would be for trees and flowers to be planted along the footpaths in order to make the streets more attractive.
All in all, I feel that new housing, better public transport, more public facilities, new parks and a cleaner environment would make good use of the government funding. They would definitely make living in Newtown more attractive to young professionals and families.