An important survey which aims to identify the strengths and weaknesses of Berwick town centre has been set up.
Berwick Town Council is working alongside Action for Market Towns (AMT) on the benchmarking project.
Benchmarking has been conducted by AMT in over 120 towns and involves capturing data on 12 key performance indicators within the town centre such as retail offering, footfall, car parking, business confidence, shopper origin and town centre user views.
Once the town centre has been reviewed, AMT will provide the town council with a comprehensive report highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of Berwick.
It will outline how the town centre could be improved, show examples of good practice and how the town fares against other towns from across England and Wales and towns of a similar type.
By assessing the same data in a year’s time the council can measure its success.
Stephen Cozens, assistant town clerk, said: “The survey will give a snapshot of Berwick town centre, which will help identify areas where we need to focus our energies and resources
“Whether you are a frequent user or someone who occasionally or even rarely visits Berwick, we would really welcome your views on Berwick town centre.
“We would like to know your views - both positive and negative!”
In the past, benchmarking has been used to understand how town centres operate, plan and develop regeneration initiatives, measure the impact of developments and as an evidence base to attract funding.
To do the survey visit www.berwick-tc.gov.uk.
It will only take a couple of minutes.
If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact Mike King, Action for Market Towns, 07818 068982, firstname.lastname@example.org