October 16, 2009 3:19 AM

Further meetings have taken place between representatives from Trinity Church, the Shopping Centre, and the Council to discuss ways of improving Gosforth High Street.

High on the agenda is securing additional funding to install a community square outside the Trinity Centre and improvements to the frontage of the Shopping Centre.

This year additional floral displays were installed to brighten up the High Street, but there is more work to do.

The Council is looking at the possibility of a design code for shop premises signs, which it hopes local business would be prepared to support.

A Council-sponsored business forum is talking to businesses in the High Street about issues related to trade, which it hopes can help to shape future developments.

The ward councillors in Gosforth have agreed to set up a regular joint meeting so that residents can learn about future developments and offer their views.