Making a decision about Lucy’s Mill Bridge – Here is ALL the evidence (LOTS OF IT NEW) – what do you think?
It’s a wonderful week here in Stratford. The River Festival will bring many many visitors to our town. We have a riverside walk that is so beautiful, a walk that goes down to Holy Trinity and then a few metres later takes people into the basin below the weirs and to Lucy’s Mill Bridge. Just now, these views are spectacular. The river is has many reed beds, and our swans, ducks and coots sail between them whilst people watch from the riverbank … and the bridge. Read more →
Seeing the Wood for the Trees – How many people presently use Lucy’s Mill Bridge – how many could?
We did some very specific surveying of how people presently use the bridge. We could have just counted numbers crossing, a very simple method. The most complicated way to find out about use would have been to have had questionnaires to give to people on the bridge, but that would have prevented people from going about how they normally use the bridge and we could only have taken a sample of the numbers of present users.
This is what you’ve said so far – and answers to questions you’ve had – what would you like to add, now you’ve seen all the evidence?
Over 2017 we did lots of public consultation. We had an online and paper questionnaire that people contributed to. We held an Open afternoon in the Town Hall where people could see seven presentations and give their thoughts and then the Stratford Facebook Forum very kindly promoted our posts and hundreds of people comment – and thousands look at them.
All this feedback is below plus the transcript of an interview we did for Welcombe Radio. In that interview two of our ‘expert friends’ answered many questions people have raised. Read more →
Joan MacFarlane – one of the very first ‘Friends’ of the bridge
It was with great sadness that we heard of Joan’s misfortune. Joan was a stalwart of our group called Friends of Lucy’s Mill Bridge. Joan joined in November 2014 when the group was first started following a Town Hall Public Meeting, and for four years she has been one of the main driving forces in the group which is aiming to achieve full access for everyone over Lucy’s Mill Bridge. Joan was Chairman of the group for a large part of the time and she was present for the most recent milestone exhibition when we presented the designs at a Town Hall Public Exhibition earlier in the month.