Reporting Person – Geoff McManus
The Executive received a report which sought approval to proceed with the implementation of the Woking Town Centre Wayfinding project. The Portfolio Holder, Councillor Kemp, reported that Option 2 was recommended as it offered the best value and choice to users by providing a mix of digital and traditional wayfinding maps. The Executive was informed that it was proposed that the Victoria Way car park be renamed the Wells Car Park. Following a query regarding the names Victoria Place East and Victoria Place West and their locations, the Portfolio Holder commented that further discussion on the names could take place. Energy use was raised and it was highlighted that the digital signs would use energy efficient LEDs.
That (i) the Woking Town Centre Wayfinding project be agreed to proceed to implementation; and
(ii) Option 2 be approved.
Reason: The signage in and around Woking town centre requires updating to take account of the changing town centre and the imminent opening of the Victoria Square development.