My Castle Gateway Stage Two: Working with issues as tools

By Phil Bixby Having done a large number of different public events – guided walkabouts in day and night, meetings, photography walks and events with local partners – we frequently get asked “how is this going to affect what actually happens?” Firstly, the Open draft brief we produced – which drew out the themes from … Read moreMy Castle Gateway Stage Two: Working with issues as tools

Not easy on foot: Fishergate to Bishopthorpe Road via Castle Gateway

By Susan Major In Step 2 My Castle Gateway process we’re seeking to address key challenges that arise from our Draft Brief. The aim is to understand the issues better so we can refine the brief and openly address disagreements and tensions. Below is a blog by Susan Major who took part in our Public … Read moreNot easy on foot: Fishergate to Bishopthorpe Road via Castle Gateway

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?