Wanted: Your views on Tamworth’s night time economy

Thursday, 16th October 2014

RESIDENTS are being urged to put forward their views about what Tamworth has to offer in the evenings.

Last month, a group was set up by Tamworth Borough Council’s Aspire and Prosper Scrutiny Committee to look at how many people use the town centre and what for, to identify any issues which may be affecting the town’s night-time economy – and what could be done to improve what the borough has on offer.

And a short survey has now been released to help gauge the views of residents to help the group identify any patterns of activities people currently take part in, how they get to the town centre and what other facilities they would like to see.

The short survey can be found on Tamworth Borough Council’s website by clicking here and will take just a few minutes to fill in.

Cllr Tina Clements, chairman of the Aspire & Prosper Scrutiny Committee, said: “Tamworth town centre currently has a lot to offer people, but we want to find out more about what people think of it. This survey will help us to collect people’s views and get a better understanding of what people want from their town centre in the evening.

“In addition, it will help us identify any issues people may have which will give us a greater understanding of any problems which need attention.”

Councillor Jeremy Oates presented the report to the last scrutiny meeting, stating that

Tamworth should be a first-choice destination for people to visit at night, for meals, cultural events and socialising – and has more to offer at night than pubs and clubs. This questionnaire is just one of the steps the committee is looking at, and will also be talking to local businesses to get their views.

The new sub-group is made up of Aspire & Prosper Scrutiny Committee chair Cllr Tina Clements, vice-chair Cllr Joy Goodall, Cllr Jeremy Oates, Cllr Tony Madge and Cllr Matthew McDermid.