Masterplan to be discussed during High Town Christmas festival

Big ideas are to be discussed about High Town
Big ideas are to be discussed about High Town

As High Town christmas festival arrives on Sunday, Luton Borough Council are continuing their public consultations into its ‘masterplan’.

Already, the old cobbled stones of High Town Road play host to arty cafes, milliners and Victorian pubs that lend a unique charm to the area.

On Sunday November 30, a full Christmas Festival will be held, with a public consultation taking place at the empty Noah store in High Town Road from 12pm to 5pm into what more can be done to enhance its growth.

A council spokesman said: “The consultation will show a summary of feedback from previous consultations with residents undertaken in the summer and early autumn

“Visitors to the event can view the emerging strategy and proposals on the visual appearance of the area, including environmental improvements, details of how housing areas can be improved, and the proposal to create new houses.”

It is believed cultural regeneration experts, including Dr John Montgomery – responsible for revamping the Temple Bar district of Dublin – were involved in earlier consultations in summer.

Besides the consultation, other events at the Christmas Festival include a magic grotto at Marjorie’s Cafe, and craft activities at the Scandinavia Cafe, High Hats and Black and Gold. A new recording studio will also open at Greenbank Music Village.

Christmas stalls will be erected inside High Town Methodist Church and carols will be sung at the Bricklayers Arms from 5pm to 6pm.

The main Christmas Festival runs from 12.30pm to 5.30pm in the shops and cafes of High Town Road.