Your views needed on how to support our high streets and shopping areas

Bristol City Council is asking people to give their views on the future of the city’s high streets and shopping areas. TRESA is active in supporting Totterdown as a local shopping area. High Streets are not only places for people to shop – they provide important services, local employment and places to socialise.

A recent issue for Bristol’s central shopping area, and for some of our local businesses, is the decision by Mayor Marvin Rees to support putting Bristol’s arena close to The Mall shopping centre at Cribbs Causeway.

The Council has developed three short surveys: one for businesses, another for organisations representing businesses or residents, and one for residents and visitors. These surveys, ask people how often they go to high streets, how they travel and how they spend their time when they are there.  The survey for businesses asks how they promote themselves, the number of customers, and what issues affect their businesses.

The Council has said the responses will help shape their policies to support the city’s high streets. The surveys are on the council’s Consultation Hub here. The closing date is Sunday 7th October.