The Burton Joyce    Village Plan
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Action needed · Give pedestrians more priority over motorists in the village centre by restricting speed and parking of vehicles, and providing a safe crossing point · Level and resurface the shopping forecourt · Add more flowerbeds and seats and enhance the appearance of the Old School Building · Take much more pro-active measures to curb litter · Extend the range of shops and facilities · Explore the possibility of installing CCTV · Investigate possibilities of making the Old School site a focal point of community activities in the future
The vast majority of residents are very positive about life in  Burton Joyce and appreciate the shopping facilities available.  We are lucky to live in rural surroundings and yet still have a  post office and small supermarket. But many residents would  like the shopping forecourt to be smarter, to have a greater range  of shops and more country markets.  However, an increasingly serious problem in the village centre  identified by many was the danger from trafficgoing too fast  (92.4%), the congestion and obstruction caused by parking,  particularly at school times (89%), and the lack of a safe  crossing point on Main Street.   Many felt there was a failure to curb the amount of litter (77.8%)  Concern was expressed about the appearance and role of the Old  School building and a number of respondents felt it should be  made a vital part of the village community. 
Aims To make the village centre safer, more attractive, more people  friendly, the heart of village activities. 
“It needs vision to upgrade the shopping area and make the village centre more people- friendly” “The Old school should be protected and made a feature of the village and a centre of community activities. …..The available space around could provide car parking and solve some of the traffic congestion problems” “Reinstate the Christmas Fayre in the Cross Keys car park (or a farmers’ market) and close the centre of the village to traffic –it used to give such a great sense of community.”
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