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Revamp for neglected city square
Bonn Square
The council wants to make the square safer and more attractive
People are being asked for their views on plans to revamp one of the most neglected parts of Oxford.

For years, Bonn Square has had a reputation as a hang out for drunks and drug users.

People are now being asked to choose one of two designs.

One option is to lower the area to road level and the other is to raise it.

Councillor Susan Brown, executive member for community safety at the council, said: "For far too long Bonn Square has been an area Oxford has been ashamed of.

"I want to make it a space we can all be proud of.

"Our aim is to make it a focal point for that part of the city centre and to continue the work we have already done to make it a safer and more attractive open space for everyone."

Oxford City Council has committed 86,000 to the project and is considering adding a further 165,000 if necessary.

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