The joy of running Chandler’s Ford Today is that I get to know more people in the community.
We all want to find out about our community. We contribute to the discussions, and help each other research local history.
Chandler’s Ford resident Teresa Buckley recently contacted me as she needs to find out your views on the Fryern Arcade.
Teresa has lived in Chandler’s Ford for about 17 years, with her husband and 3 daughters. Teresa is currently studying Sociology with The Open University, and she would like you to help her with her research about Fryern Arcade.
Teresa said, “During the time that I have lived here, I have seen quite a few changes at Fryern Arcade, but what was it like before, and how do you think the site could be further improved?”
These are excellent questions that I’m sure you all want to find out too.
Teresa would be grateful if you could spare a few minutes to answer her questions, or share your thoughts with her.
Questions about the Fryern Arcade, Chandler’s Ford:
- How do you feel about the range of shops at Fryern?
- What other shops would they like to see?
- How was Fryern different in years gone-by?
- Do you think Fryern is better now, if not, how could it be improved?
- Do people feel safe whilst visiting Fryern, especially at night?
- Does Fryern have a community feel?
- Is car parking adequate?
- Do people find Fryern aesthetically pleasing?
- Is Fryern Arcade a friendly place to visit?
- How do businesses feel about the management of the site?
Please leave your thoughts in the comments in this blog post.
History of the Fryern Arcade
On Chandler’s Ford Today, we have published tens of posts about the Fryern Arcade.
The Fryern Arcade of Chandler’s Ford was opened by Councillor A.J.Griffen, His Worship the Mayor of Eastleigh, and Monsieur Marius Faisse, Mayor of Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, on the 4th of July 1967.
This plaque about Fryern Arcade also shows the strong link between Eastleigh and one of its twinning town, Villeneuve-Saint-Georges in France.
Eastleigh has had a twinning agreement with Villeneuve St. Georges, a suburb of Paris, since 1963.
Architect for the Fryern Arcade was Julian Keable and Partners. Contractor was Brazier and Son Ltd.
To help with Teresa’s research, I’m showing some images of the Fryern Arcade in a slideshow to help inspire you to contribute to this discussions.
Many thanks for your help.