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Development of the vision

How you shaped these themes

The work to develop the five themes began with conversations with the public, and representatives from businesses, organisations and community groups. These conversations were designed to tease out what people value in Norwich, what they saw as the challenges and what sort of city they want to see in 2040.

These conversations included:

  • focus groups with residents, visitors to the city, city council employees and members – October 2017 to January 2018
  • a conference – November 2017
  • consultation questions alongside the budget consultation – November 2017 to January 2018
  • stakeholder interviews – January to March 2018
  • online survey with 11-25 year olds – March 2018
  • a youth conference (11-25 year olds) – May 2018.

As well as the five themes, a number of immediate priorities were identified by the people we spoke to.

This is just the beginning

The vision for Norwich is not something that any one organisation can achieve alone. The whole city will need to work together. It will continue to develop as more people become involved and priorities shift.

A conference to launch the vision document was held in November 2018, attended by around 160 representatives from businesses, organisations and community representatives.

Delegates heard from speakers from the city and county councils, St Martins Housing Trust, Norwich Business Improvement District, Create Norwich, as well as co-chairs Councillor Alan Waters, leader of Norwich City Council and Jasmine Mickleburgh, chair of Norwich Youth Advisory Board.

They were taken through examples of work that is already underway – and called on to join together and take action – to make the city what we want it to be in 2040.

See the presentations from the conference here.