Regenerate the town centre

The town centre is struggling with a lack of decent shops, too many charity shops and not enough support for small businesses. The pressures on small bespoke businesses are huge and they should be given financial incentives (or reductions in charges) for the first few years of opening. The traffic management needs to be reviewed and cars need to be kept out of the pedestrian area. The outdoor market isn’t viable and needs to be changed. Use the money to bring in specialist markets, buy new market stalls, invest in local people to show and sell local produce.

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9 comments on “Regenerate the town centre

  1. I think new, portable, attractive matching market stalls, provided for stall holder use would be really improve the look of market.

  2. To revitalise the centre people need a reason to be there. Shopping is one reason but the more reasons there are the more people will come. Need to have events and activities that attract a range of different people to come particularly families on low incomes to have fun, be active and adopt healthier lives to lay the foundation for the future. Need to connect the dots between the organisations that can make this happen if space was affordable.

  3. I agree with giving small businesses a low rate. But also agree with the education side.

    A nice crafe workshop would be brilliant to help people learn more skills. Even involve the allotment owners. Bring people on every few weeks to teach new crafts. Needle felting, floristry, gardening, wremakkgn at xmas.

    Learn new skills and gives people a hobby young and old. Helps mental health too

    1. I agree with giving small businesses a low rate. But also agree with the education side.

      A nice craft workshop would be brilliant to help people learn more skills. Even involve the allotment owners. Bring people on every few weeks to teach new crafts. Needle felting, floristry, gardening, wreath making at xmas, pottery the list is endless.

      Learn new skills and gives people a hobby young and old. Helps mental health too

  4. Can we use an area within the town centre to create a modern learning, skills and community centre. A new build to help inject both a rise in education for the local area whilst generating footfall and a sense of community. Please don’t use education as an excuse though to line the pockets of private training providers for non-essential training. It should be government/college based skills courses, such as bricklaying, electrical, plumbing, nursing, childcare, catering etc…. to help the area regenerate further for building new infrastructures.

  5. Long Eaton can no longer sustain the number of shops it has. Reduce the number of shops, relocating them in to one smaller area to make more of a vibe. Turn the empty shops in to housing. This will in turn create more of a demand for the existing shops and cafes creating a happening town centre.

  6. i agree with the comments above as a small Business owner , get shop owners to lower their rents and the council take more interest of what type of shops are taking over empty shops to make them more varied to draw in customers and get the council get a proper clean up service of the high street (streets ) and some sort of incentive to shop owners/keepers to clean up their shop fronts,basicaly get the council to take more interest and take control on ground root level whats happening and what should happen and make it a pedestrian zone (this is misused) make it like Beeston

    1. Completely agree with these comments – need to encourage more small businesses with better rates etc . The Main Street has many attractive Victorian buildings we just don’t look after them enough

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