My Castle Gateway: The Power of the Dark Side

By Gareth Wilce, Senior Communications Manager for Economy and Place, City of York Council   Two brave groups of York residents stayed up past their bed-time one Wednesday in August for possibly the most different event of this very different approach to public engagement.    For those of you who don’t know, My Castle Gateway … Read moreMy Castle Gateway: The Power of the Dark Side

Open Draft / Castle Gateway: What matters about the area to the people who use it? What would they like to do there in the future?

Introduction: Welcome to the open draft of the My Castle Gateway Brief. Drawing on the My Castle Gateway events, interviews and online archive of public contributions, we focus on what matters to people about the area and what they’d like to be able to do there. This document will inform the Masterplanners working on the … Read moreOpen Draft / Castle Gateway: What matters about the area to the people who use it? What would they like to do there in the future?

How will all these posts and post its count?

Phil Bixby and Helen Graham A crucial question raised by the My Castle Gateway process is how can all of the contributions – all the post its, social media posts, survey contributions, interviews and discussions during events – be made to count.  To this question we have two response: yes, we will openly archive and … Read moreHow will all these posts and post its count?

22nd July: Opening up Castle Gateway walks

Today My Castle Gateway is working in collaboration with Coaching York to run walks around the Castle Gateway area. You can book you places via this link. We’ll be keeping an update of number of places left via twitter and our facebook page. The rain is due to clear up by 11am!

Perspectives on Castle Gateway: a photography event in collaboration with York Past and Present

Perspectives on Castle Gateway: a photography event in collaboration with York Past and Present 20th July, meet 3pm outside York Castle Museum, meet us from 4pm at Weatherspoons to discuss the area and add your ideas. Do you like taking and sharing photographs of York? Are you interested in the Castle Gateway area and want … Read morePerspectives on Castle Gateway: a photography event in collaboration with York Past and Present

The ‘My’ in My Castle Gateway

Before collaborating on My Castle Gateway project, Phil Bixby and Helen Graham worked together on My Future York. More than once they’ve been asked why use ‘my’ (rather than, say Your Future York or Our Future York). Here they discuss the various reasons and how ‘my’ signals the distinctive approach to engagement taken in the … Read moreThe ‘My’ in My Castle Gateway