Pop up ‘parklet’ signals greener direction for Westgate

Visitors to Gloucester are invited to take a moment to stop and enjoy the greenery at a new pop up ‘parklet’ on Westgate Street and give their views on the exciting new plans for the area.

The Cathedral Quarter High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) has installed the mini park complete with seating and seasonal plants to encourage feedback on proposals developed with local people.

The plans include more pocket parks complete with a variety of plants to attract pollinators, urban rooms where people can rest, relax and socialise, new lighting and art installations, plus more space for outdoor dining, improved paving and a play area.

HSHAZ is organised by Gloucester City Council and funded by Gloucester City Council, Historic England and Gloucestershire County Council.

It’s a heritage led regeneration scheme to improve the buildings and the street scene in the Westgate area supported by a programme of cultural activities.

The parklet also aims to support Visit Gloucester's 'Serenity in the City' campaign which focuses on wellbeing and celebrates connecting people to the built environment and each other.

Councillor Richard Cook, leader of Gloucester City Council, said: “We would welcome peoples’ feedback on these plans which are intended to help make Westgate Street a more attractive and greener place for residents, businesses and visitors alike. This project will complement the multi-million pound regeneration that is currently taking place and transforming our city centre.”

Give feedback on the plan online or visit the parklet and see the proposals in the window of 21 Westgate Street.