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Have your say on Warrington’s cultural future

Warrington’s Cultural Commission is asking local people to share their views on culture in the borough.

An online consultation has been launched, asking residents to have their say on Warrington’s cultural offer – from arts venues, to digital technology, and from the importance of culture in Warrington’s regeneration, to engaging young people in cultural activities.

All responses will feed into the work of the Cultural Commission, set up to build on the work already carried out as part of last year’s City of Culture bid, and the feedback received. Made up of key individuals from arts, culture, business and the third sector, the commission is leading an open debate, focusing on cultural provision in Warrington and future opportunities to strengthen the borough’s cultural offer.

Commission Chair, Adrian Friedli, said:  “We are working hard to develop a new cultural vision for Warrington, and we want to hear what local people have to say.

“This consultation gives people the opportunity to let us know what arts and culture opportunities they would like to see. I’d urge local people to get involved and have their say – the responses we receive will aid us in our work to build a great cultural future for everyone who lives, works and visits here.”

People can share their views by completing the online survey; by downloading, completing and returning the questionnaire; or by emailing culturecommission@warrington.gov.uk. The survey is also available by writing to Warrington Borough Council at Strategic Partnerships and Commissioning, Families and Wellbeing, Ground Floor, New Town House, Warrington WA1 2NH.

The consultation closes on Friday 6 April 2018. The results will be available at www.warrington.gov.uk

About Warrington’s Cultural Commission

Following informed debate and associated research, the Commission will draw evidence-based conclusions on Warrington’s current cultural position and identify opportunities and areas for improvement. It will provide realistic yet aspirational recommendations to further Warrington’s ambitions, which will be publicly reported.

Following the conclusion of the Commission, commission members will, where possible, act as champions for culture and support the development of a meaningful action plan to address the recommendations made.

You can find out more about the work of the Culture Commission here

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