Updated Saturday 20th September 2008
Next Community Voice Meeting:
Looking After Hertford Town Centre Until 2021
How will we make sure our five town centres will offer the shops that we want? You can find out when the results and recommendations of a retail study will be presented at a Community Voice meeting on Thursday 25 September at the Council Chamber, Wallfields.
The retail study, produced by East Herts Council, is based on a survey of local retailers and over 1000 local residents. It’s designed to ensure that Hertford town centre has the right size, type and mix of shops needed by local people, and whether sites may need to be redeveloped for more shops in the future.
East Herts Council planning policy team will also be giving local people an update on the progress on the LDF (Local Development Framework) – the blueprint to help shape the future of East Herts between now and 2021.
Cllr Suzanne Rutland-Barsby, Hertford Community Voice chair, said: “Local shopping facilities are the lifeblood of a community, so we must ensure that each town centre has a diverse range of quality local shops that meet people’s daily needs. This will also reduce the distances that people have to travel in their cars or on buses to reach the shops that they need.”
The meeting will begin at 7.30pm and finish at 9pm.