Why a Town Centre Health Check is needed?
Town Centre Health Checks are a means of assessing the vitality, viability, resilience and performance of town centres over time. The results from health check exercises will be used to formulate strategies for improvements and inform policy documents.
The Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan recognises that the retail and cultural offer of the Centre of Bridport is a critical element for the future viability of the local economy as well as underpinning the quality of life for residents. The neighbourhood plan includes a project to undertake regular health checks of the commercial offer provided by the Centre of Bridport. The data being used to inform development proposals and build a robust evidence base for future reviews of the local and neighbourhood plans.
As we emerge from the Covid-19 crisis and the impact of lockdowns the 2021 Health Check will throw a light on the emerging changes to retail and community activity in the centre of Bridport.
What data will be collected?
Data will be collected for the Town Centre Health Check during July-Oct 2021.
Data collected includes:
- A products and services survey in July 2021
- Footfall and car park capacity surveys on 4 selected days
- A Shopper questionnaire – https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/1E2G2/
- A Retailer questionnaire – https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/FBSOE/
- Crime data for 2019/20
All data collected for the 2021 health check will be held by the Town Council and made available to partners to inform town centre initiatives.
The Town Centre Health Check Survey 2019