Bristol City Council is reviewing the city’s high streets and shopping areas to build an accurate picture of how they are performing in the current economic climate.
Businesses and individuals are invited to share their views and responses to the surveys which will help shape council policy and identify ways to support high streets. The deadline for responding to the survey is 2 December.
Cllr Craig Cheney, Deputy Mayor with responsibility for Finance, Governance and Performance, said:
“The future of our high streets is a hot topic right now across the UK and we were pleased to see the Government recognise the need for action to revive and sustain them through the £675 million Future High Streets Fund announced in the national budget. We look forward to finding out more about how this could benefit Bristol, but in the meantime we need to hear from you about what you want to see in our high streets and shopping areas.
“This survey gives you the opportunity to inform our policies, investment decisions and business support initiatives. If you run a business or shop locally then this is your chance to have your say.”
The surveys can be found on the council’s Consultation Hub here.
Bristol’s business community is gearing up to promote the city’s diverse network of high streets through Small Business Saturday on 1 December. Small Business Saturday is all about acknowledging the contribution the small business sector makes to the economy, while encouraging everyone to support their local small businesses in the run up to the day, on the day itself and beyond.
The Small Business Saturday bus is scheduled to be in Bristol, stopping in the city centre at the Centre Promenade (near the fountains) from 10am-2pm on 20 November.
Festive events are planned across the city in the run up and including 1 December, please go to www.bristol.gov.uk/small-business-saturday for details.