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.