The Old Town

The Old Town needs redevelopment there is nothing much in it. Theres too many Fast Food shops which isn’t making it worth visiting.

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  1. The1vOld Tow definitely needs money ploughing into it. If you take a look along the High Street the old buildings there could ok so much better if they were even just repainted. Something as simple as this could brighten up the look of the town. It also needs a community hub somewhere to bring people in and give them some pride in the area.

  2. The1vOld Tow definitely needs money ploughing into it. If you take a look along the High Street the old buildings there could ok so much better if they were even just repainted. Something as simple as this could brighten up the look of the town. It also needs a community hub somewhere to bring people in and give them some pride in the area.

  3. I agree that what is referred to as the old town should be regenerated and have a better and broader selection of shops. I also think that empty buildings like Waterloo House and Egerton Street library could be used as a commu itu hub and include a cafe, community projects, museum and rooms big enough for local groups to meet. Give us back our thriving Town.

  4. I agree with a lot of the comments listed. Opening the canal way will bring more people to the area but we need to revamp the old town to Attract people and benefit the local residents. More variety of shops and cafe/restaurants would be good too. I would also like to see money spent on some of the smaller children’s playgrounds. Rock park for example desperately needs some new equipment.

  5. I agree the old town could be thriving with shops, fast food shops must be scraped there are too many! We need clothes shops, market stalls, fruit and veg stalls , house hold stalls , anything but fast food, this would bring custom to the town, it could be wonderful

  6. There is not enough foot traffic in Runcorn for the main reason: When you ask a resident from Runcorn where they went at the week end the answer will be, “into town”. Not Runcorn or Widnes, but into their ancestors town, “Liverpool”.
    You must remember that 90% of the population of Runcorn are now Liverpool overspill or the offspring of the same. Nothing in Runcorn can compete with Liverpool ‘ONE’ and it is only an hour on the train. Warrington and Chester or Cheshire Oaks are half a half hour on the Motorway. That is why investment is slow in Runcorn. A question I have often asked of Old Towners, If I gave you a shop, didnt ask for rent but you have to pay the overheads and bills, and, you have to make a a wage what would you sell?? I never got an answer? Because there is no answer. A few boats coming in and out of the town with the summer season will not be enough to support the upkeep of Runcorn. If there was an answer then Shopping City would be full and the little shops in Runcorn would be full and David Parr would be a happy man.

  7. The old town has been neglected for far too long.

    No control over either fast food shops or charity shops, so both have flourished, leaving the town looking old and unloved.

    It’s time that some of our hard earned money is directed towards Runcorn for a change.

    It would be nice to see little bistros, craft shops etc. Let’s try and develop Runcorn people and their businesses at the same time!

  8. I think there needs to be more diversity in the old town, removing a lot of the fast food outlets and investing in local businesses and trades. Perhaps providing lower rates for them to showcase their products. We need more shops but different to other areas to attract people into the old town with a cultural quarter providing a variety of different cuisines via restaurants, cafe bars and not fast food outlets. We have a theatre here, and with Runcorn is a massive town now and services should reflect this. The old town and shopping city are dying through lack of investment. Bring some new life back through innovative thinking.

  9. As an old town resident I wholeheartedly agree. The area is a disgrace. Littered with takeaways and charity shops and nothing else. It is crying out for investment. There are some fabulous buildings that could house independent businesses but the area needs a huge boost

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