‘Plans to improve Cosham are step in right direction..’

KEEN ON COSHAM Daryn Brewer

KEEN ON COSHAM Daryn Brewer

Fareham MP Suella Fernandes, second right, and Minister of State for Schools The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, centre, with representatives from Portchester Community School  and Henry Cort Community College

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I would like to see traders and the people of Portsmouth agreeing on what happens in Cosham.

The public consultation has been very well received.

Cosham has not had a lot of money spent on it in the last 10 years, so this is a step in the right direction.

I feel more investment is needed due to the fact we have new businesses nearby like Porsche.

Lakeside isn’t that far away either. We have a lot of new businesses coming to the north of the city and I feel the people who work at these places deserve to shop in a lovely retail area.

We need to think about what they do at lunchtimes and what they do after work.

I would like to see more national retailers in Cosham to go with the existing sole traders to provide more of a mix.

I would like to see Cosham going back to how it used to be – a lovely high street where people would shop in the week and then come back on a Saturday.

I think we have lost that.

We are spoilt with Cosham. We have good bus routes and a train station; but it doesn’t mean we should just stop there.

We have to attract people to the area.

We have a beautiful park which is really under utilised. It needs to be used more.

For starters, you can’t have a coffee there.

I think it could be looked at as part of a second stage of the consultation into Cosham’s High Street.

As a whole we need to look at how more people can be persuaded to shop and visit Cosham.

Overall, I am very pleased with the consultation and it’s good to see Portsmouth City Council investing some money into the area.

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