Over 3,200 residents, visitors and businesses have already taken part in Future40, a project instigated by Epsom & Ewell Borough Council to develop a long-term vision for the local area.
More than 1,000 people have responded via the online questionnaire with many more taking part in workshops, events and visiting the dedicated Future40 website.
Due to increased interest, the deadline for completing the first-stage survey has been extended to Monday 21st January 2019. People who care about the future success of Epsom and Ewell are being encouraged to complete the survey and share their views by visiting www.future40.org.
Councillor Eber Kington, Chairman of the Council's Strategy and Resources Committee, said, “A big thank you to everyone who has got involved. We’ve had a tremendous response and it’s clear to see how much pride local residents and businesses feel for their borough and how much they welcome the opportunity to help shape its future success.”
“The feedback received so far has shown that the people of Epsom and Ewell really value the borough being a clean, green and safe place, with so much to offer within easy reach and its convenient location to nearby London and areas of outstanding natural beauty.”
“Local people want to see more investment across the borough, a wider range of housing options, more employment opportunities, developing an even stronger retail and business base, creating a more family friendly environment and exploring more opportunities for people to live healthy active lives. “
The Future40 project will enable everyone who lives and works in the borough to contribute to an even better future for Epsom and Ewell. A wide range of additional engagement activities and events will be held next year to enable more people to contribute their views and to look in more detail at the emerging themes.
Help us by continuing to give your views and get involved at www.future40.org where a full list of events and more information is available. You can also follow @EpsomEwellBC on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #Future40.