We need to make much more of the historic market place. Currently it’s relatively stark and a free for all car park other than on market days. People love to socialise and watch the world go by but the atmosphere needs to be right. If we could close off the Market Place to traffic, green it up and encourage the café type culture in this area with outside seating areas/pavement cafes the area could compliment the many attractive building.
Town centres cannot survive on retail shopping alone we need to mix up the offer and make it a pleasant place to visit and pass a few hours as well just a shopping area. If we can attract people to spend time in town for whatever reason and increase footfall retail companies will follow. It’s about creating that positive vibe.
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