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Strategic approach needed for grotty gay village


Steve considers “Now we have the , I hesitate to call it thriving, it’s still dingy and grotty, but with the confidence to have plate glass windows – and no-one puts them in. We have a wider range of commercial operations selling beer to punters. The scene has changed. It’s an organic process not a strategic process;  we haven’t had a strategic approach to the development of the area and recently I’ve been playing a role in all the climate change that’s happened legislatively in the last five years, which has set an environment where we can comfortably say ‘This area is important to the city’. We need investment in the LGB community and one way to achieve that effectively is to do some basic lighting, pavements, street furniture in the area”.

Contributed by: Steve Bedser, 41

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