News: Central Winchester Regeneration Developer to host meet and greets

Friday 1 September 2023

Members of the public wishing to share their thoughts and opinions on the Central Winchester Regeneration development are being invited to attend one-to-one meet and greets with Winchester City Council’s development partner, Jigsaw over the coming months.

The meet-and-greets are a chance for Jigsaw to listen to the thoughts and hopes of those interested in the future regeneration of the city, and understand opinions ahead of any initial designs being developed.

These sessions form part of an initial period of listening and discovery with local residents, businesses and other local organisations.

With over 2000 year’s worth of history, experiences and stories to understand, Jigsaw is taking the next few months to learn about what matters to the community and those living in the wider district.

The first session will take place on Wednesday 6 September at the South Downs Social, with 30-minute timeslots available for booking between 3pm and 6pm.

Subsequent meet and greets will then take place every other Wednesday, from 20 September to 13 December.

Speaking about the sessions, Leader of Winchester City Council Cllr Martin Tod said:

“We deliberately chose a development partner to regenerate Central Winchester who was committed to working with the people of Winchester to make the project succeed.

“It’s such an exciting opportunity to transform the rundown parts of our centre – bringing homes for local families and jobs for local people – while sensitively reflecting our city’s setting and heritage.

“I really hope that anyone interested in joining in will get involved.”

Jigsaw Development Director Matt Woolgar said:

“Building meaningful, sustainable communities is at the heart of what we do and the meet and greet planned for the 6th September is the first in a series which will help us to understand further the businesses, communities and residents that make Winchester so special.

“I look forward to meeting people face to face and to hearing opinions and hopes for the future of Winchester.”

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