REVITALISE AND REGENERATE – MORE WORK NEEDED TO GET THE MOST FROM OUR TOWN CENTRES

Ranil Jayawardena—Member of Parliament for North East Hampshire—has launched a new campaign relating to the revitalisation and regeneration of Fleet, Hook and Yateley centres.

Having recently met local councillors from all three centres – and having grown up in the local area himself – Mr Jayawardena is more convinced than ever that all three places have great potential, be that simply as shopping destinations or, with the right infrastructure improvements, as great places for local young people to get their foot on the housing ladder.

Sadly, however, there is no ‘masterplan’ for any of these places. Mr Jayawardena will be raising this with Hart District Council personally – but he is also calling on local residents for their help.

Ranil Jayawardena MP, said:

“We are lucky to live in a prosperous part of the country where almost everyone who wants a job has one. Looking to some of our local, district and town centres, however, it is clear to see that Fleet, Yateley and Hook are all in real need of revitalisation and regeneration. I’ve been spending time speaking to your local Councillors about this and taking a look at the work that needs to be done.”

Mr Jayawardena continued:

“If you want smart new shops, some new flats for local young people to buy above them and better car parking, then act now. Please sign up to my ‘revitalise and regenerate’ petition at: https://bit.ly/revitaliseregen – so that I can show Hart District Council that local people really do care about their area and want to regenerate ‘brownfield’ land for new retail and residential development that will benefit the local economy and the local community.”