'Tell us your shopping habits'

September 28 2018
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Bristol City Council is calling for people to share their views on the future of the city’s high streets and shopping areas.

Gloucester Road, Chandos Road and Whiteladies Road offer far more than just shopping, they are places where people work and socialise and are vital to the city’s economy. 

 Cllr Craig Cheney, Deputy Mayor with responsibility for Finance, Governance and Performance, said: “Whilst recent reports about the death of the high street may be exaggerated, there is no doubt that trends relating to changes to the way people shop, including online, are having an impact.

 “That’s why we want to hear the views of as many people as possible about what they want from their shopping centres, in order to inform planning policy, investment decisions and business support initiatives.” 

In order to assess the changes taking place in Bristol more accurately, the council has launched three short surveys which take just a few minutes to complete to gather views and experience of shoppers and businesses.

 The responses will help shape council policy and identify the best ways to support the city’s high streets to adapt to current and future challenges.

 The surveys can be found on the council’s Consultation Hub here. The closing date is Sunday 7 October.