Survey on future of town centre

Visitors to Motherwell town centre on Saturday will be asked for their opinions on how the area can be improved.

North Lanarkshire Council and Motherwell Community Forum will be inviting people to complete a short survey on the future of the town centre.

From 10am-2pm, representatives will be based in the former Global Video shop in Brandon Parade South where the public will have the opportunity to complete a paper or on-screen survey.

This is part of the council’s consultation on a Town Centre Framework and follows on from the public event held in the Dalziel Building earlier this month.

At that meeting council officials gave a presentation on its research into the current situation in the town centre.

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Implementation manager Dave Sutton said: “It’s important that we get the views of as many people as possible to help us develop an effective and positive Town Centre Framework for Motherwell.

“We want the Framework to help create a sustainable, bright future for the town centre which benefits both residents and retailers, so I hope people will take the opportunity to tell us what they think.

“As part of the consultation, the council has already held a meeting with residents, traders and community groups as well as carrying out a town centre health check.

“This involved collecting information on a range of issues including the number of retailers, consumer visits and community safety statistics.”

A roundabout and balloon modeller, organised by Town Centre Activities, will be on hand to keep the children entertained.

For more information about the consultation or the Town Centre Framework visit www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/framework or call 01236 632633.