Hundreds respond to town market survey

People asked to have their say on survey
People asked to have their say on survey

A survey on the proposed £9m. redevelopment of the Clitheroe Market site has attracted hundreds of responses within days of going live.

Nearly 400 people have responded to the survey, which runs until December 23rd and is part of the biggest public engagement programme ever undertaken in the borough.

And households, businesses and visitors across the borough who have not yet responded are invited to have their say.

The survey, which aims to establish Clitheroe’s shopping habits and retail requirements, will be backed up by a series of dedicated focus groups with traders, shoppers and youngsters.

The engagement programme is being overseen by a cross-party working group chaired by Ribble Valley Borough Council deputy leader Terry Hill, who said: “This scheme constitutes a once-in-a-generation opportunity to bring modern retail and leisure facilities to Clitheroe town centre.

“The survey has attracted nearly 400 responses within days of going live and we are asking residents to have their say and help us take this important scheme forward.”

The survey is available online and at the Ribble Valley Borough Council Offices in Church Walk, Clitheroe, as well as Clitheroe and Longridge Libraries. It has been sent randomly to 2,000 local households, as well as 600 members of the Ribble Valley Citizens’ Panel, and will be backed up with street interviews conducted by a professional survey team and a series of focus groups.