We are asking for ideas that could be explored to improve the town centre, building on the feedback received from over 1,000 people last year. We are also interested in exploring how the town centre can provide more, and improved, multi-generational play and leisure facilities.
We are inviting ideas from everyone and are particularly keen to hear from young people, parents or carers of young children to help make Fareham more family friendly. The half-term events programme will run on the following days:
If you can't attend one of the above events, you can still have your say by completing this quick survey or by emailing any ideas to email@example.com. These are requested by Wednesday 14 February however we will continue to review any feedback received after this period.
Across the UK, the way people shop and what they use town centres for is changing. While Fareham town centre has a range of services and shops, there is also an increasing number of vacancies, particularly in the shopping centre itself. The layout of the shopping centre does not provide easy routes between Fareham Live (opening in 2024), the library, the health centre, Council offices and the shopping and entertainment offered in West Street and into Market Quay beyond.
There is a real and exciting opportunity for change since the Council bought Fareham Shopping Centre in September 2023.
We would like to have more homes in the town centre as well as ensuring any changes in the town centre offering of shops, services and entertainment will better serve our community's changing needs. We also want to create more interesting and high-quality outdoor public spaces and vibrant uses during the day and evening.
Thank you for your participation! Over 1,000 Fareham businesses, residents and visitors participated in Fareham Borough Council's town centre listening exercise at the start of this month.
The feedback, together with wider technical work, has informed the first stage in the regeneration process, leading to five key strategic objectives that will used to guide and influence future plans. These are:
1) Address connectivity issues;
2) Consolidate retail and introduce new vibrant uses (including housing);
3) Make the most of Fareham's inherent qualities;
4) Make the Town Centre more attractive; and
5) Create a unique selling point/points.
To find out more please read the Initial Engagement Summary Report , Fareham Town Centre Regeneration Strategy and Action Plan and SWOT analysis that went to the Executive on 8 Janaury 2024.
While the initial listening exercise period has closed, residents can still share views on what they like about the town centre, what they would change and determine what other uses could be incorporated by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.