North East Derbyshire residents are being urged to have their say on issues facing their town centres.
Many town centres across the country are struggling to meet the changing demands of 21st Century residents.
North East Derbyshire District Council therefore undertakes regular ‘health checks’ of its four key town centres – Clay Cross, Dronfield, Eckington and Killamarsh – by asking users of these towns for their opinions.
Cllr Jez Kenyon, cabinet member for Business Strategy, Commerce and Assets, said: “Town centres play a key role in the social and economic life of the district.
“We are therefore urging people to have their say on all four towns in our district, by completing our ‘health check’ questionnaire.
“This questionnaire will help us to understand the problems that each town centre is facing, as well as help us to monitor how successful regeneration projects have been in tackling those problems.”
Amongst other things, the questionnaire asks how often people visit the town centres, how they travel there and how satisfied they are with the town centres.
Anyone who would like to complete the Town Centre Health Check 2020 questionnaire, should visit www.askderbyshire.gov.uk
The closing date for responses is 24 January.
Once completed, the questionnaires will be collated and the results analysed to help the Council apply for external funding opportunities, such as the Future High Streets Fund, for money to help regenerate the towns.