RESIDENTS are invited to have their say on the £80 million development at Barons Quay in Northwich at a Rotary club event.

The Northwich Rotary Special Speaker meeting takes place at Winnington Park Recreation Club on Monday, November 3.

The development is being created by Balfour Beatty Construction Ltd, and will include an Asda supermarket and five-screen Odeon cinema.

Representatives from Balfour Beatty and Cheshire West and Chester Council will address the meeting, which will include a period for questions.

“The development of Barons Quay is a very interesting and controversial topic, and will be the largest development in Northwich since the 1960s, when we lost a lot of the timber-framed buildings in the town,” said Rotary Club of Northwich speakers secretary Clive Steggel.

“This follows other dramatic changes such as the road gyrator system and the Waitrose and Hayhurst waterfront, and there are also proposed flood defences and riverside improvements.

“A lot is happening in our town, so come and hear directly from our council and the developers and have a chance to ask questions with the people involved.

“This presentation will spark a lot of interest and questions for the presenters from our knowledgeable audience, so I hope people will put it in their diaries.”

Doors open at 11.45am, and club president Garnet Ronander will open the meeting at 12.30pm, followed by lunch.

The speakers will address the audience at 1.15pm, and there will be a question and answer session at 2pm.

There will be a £7.50 charge to cover the cost of the buffet luncheon, payable on entry, and reservations are being accepted.

The club has to provide the number of those attending to the caterers on the Friday before the event.

If you wish to book a place email, the club’s preferred method, or contact Mr Steggel on 48521, and people are asked to advise of any dietary requirements.

“Our list of invitees is not limited, so if you know of any other people who would like to attend please supply their details, or they can contact us in the same manner,” added Mr Steggel.