Give your views on Epsom town centre and win £100 hamper

This Is Local London: Epsom town councillor Neil Dallen and Business Development Manager Adam Worley hope as many people as possible can complete the survey Epsom town councillor Neil Dallen and Business Development Manager Adam Worley hope as many people as possible can complete the survey

Now is your chance to shape the future of Epsom town centre and win yourself a £100 hamper of goodies from local shops.

For the first time since 2006, borough residents, visitors and the town's workers are being asked for their views on a range of topics, from car parking to shopping, CCTV to the night time economy.

The survey has been compiled by the borough's Local Strategic Partnership - which includes members of the public, businesses and voluntary groups.

Town centre manager Adam Worley said the results of the survey, which will be made public, will provide vital evidence that will be used by the council to shape the development of the town centre.

He said: "The commitment from the council is very great to implement change from this.

"This is a chance for all stakeholders to look at the things that can be changed and their views will inform the direction we take."

Mr Worley said the plan was to hold an annual survey from now on so they can regularly monitor what people think about the town centre.

He said he is in dialogue with businesses in the town about their views and wishes but this is the best way of finding out what everyone else thinks and wants.

The survey runs from today until March 7.  You can take part on the council's website and there will also be forms available at council buildings.

One participant will be chosen at random to win the hamper of goodies.

To take part in the survey click here.

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8:24am Mon 17 Feb 14

EwellMan says...

Seems a bit ironic that Adam Worley was brought in as this Breath of fresh air that was going to do amazing things for the Town Centre. Now he's asking customers for their views? Anyone with zero skills could do that!
If Mr Worley doesnt know what the issues are then maybe he needs to be replaced as unfit for the position after all i'm sure its one of many jobs in council that are not needed and would help reduce council tax for struggling residents.
Do you want me to help you adam?

1. Parking too expensive in central car parks. should be 50p half an dhour, £1 an hour £2 for two hours etc
2. Quality of Shops, need a better variety, bigger chains after all isnt is the shops that people go their for? would this mean rducing rents/rates?
3. How many hair drressers or charity shops does one town need? Be more selective on the tpe of shop.

All you need to do is look at Kingston, Guildford and even some of Sutton and see what good shops mean.
Seems a bit ironic that Adam Worley was brought in as this Breath of fresh air that was going to do amazing things for the Town Centre. Now he's asking customers for their views? Anyone with zero skills could do that! If Mr Worley doesnt know what the issues are then maybe he needs to be replaced as unfit for the position after all i'm sure its one of many jobs in council that are not needed and would help reduce council tax for struggling residents. Do you want me to help you adam? 1. Parking too expensive in central car parks. should be 50p half an dhour, £1 an hour £2 for two hours etc 2. Quality of Shops, need a better variety, bigger chains after all isnt is the shops that people go their for? would this mean rducing rents/rates? 3. How many hair drressers or charity shops does one town need? Be more selective on the tpe of shop. All you need to do is look at Kingston, Guildford and even some of Sutton and see what good shops mean. EwellMan
  • Score: 7

2:00pm Mon 17 Feb 14

sjsunny says...

Glad they are bothering to ask for our views ................ their next challenge is to listen and act on them! Sadly, I am not holding my breath - hope I am wrong!
Glad they are bothering to ask for our views ................ their next challenge is to listen and act on them! Sadly, I am not holding my breath - hope I am wrong! sjsunny
  • Score: 4

9:08pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Jodie29 says...

Oh dear EwellMan, do you really dislike Epsom town centre that much? What's next, will you be looking for independence and a new currency for Ewell.
Anything to improve what we have in the town centre must surely be a good thing, so please stop being so negative and let's help make our town better.
Oh dear EwellMan, do you really dislike Epsom town centre that much? What's next, will you be looking for independence and a new currency for Ewell. Anything to improve what we have in the town centre must surely be a good thing, so please stop being so negative and let's help make our town better. Jodie29
  • Score: 0

3:59pm Tue 18 Feb 14

wallygrumdrops says...

Well said Jodie 29 about time someone had a possessive outlook rather than the negative Ewell-Man!!
Well said Jodie 29 about time someone had a possessive outlook rather than the negative Ewell-Man!! wallygrumdrops
  • Score: -2

8:21am Fri 21 Feb 14

sfocata says...

Well I'll fill in the survey, but I'm not sure what they expect to learn. Opening decisions to public opinion so often results in safe blandness.

Beyond parking prices, shop rents, public toilets and so on, is there anything that can actually be "designed"? The selection of shops and restaurants we get are dependent on businesses wanting to invest here. Again, that comes back to the bland and predictable.
Well I'll fill in the survey, but I'm not sure what they expect to learn. Opening decisions to public opinion so often results in safe blandness. Beyond parking prices, shop rents, public toilets and so on, is there anything that can actually be "designed"? The selection of shops and restaurants we get are dependent on businesses wanting to invest here. Again, that comes back to the bland and predictable. sfocata
  • Score: 0

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