The Northwich Business Improvement District (BID) is continuing to build a recovery plan for the town centre with the launch of a shopper and visitor survey.

It has been designed to give the BID and the town’s businesses an indication of how the Coronavirus outbreak has potentially altered peoples’ perceptions of the high street, as well as asking shoppers and visitors what services and initiatives they think should be the main focus as lockdown restrictions are eased.

The survey forms part of the Northwich BID’s wider recovery plan for the town centre which will see them engaging with partners, stakeholders, businesses and consumers to help Northwich bounce back as strongly as possible from the impacts of COVID-19.

Speaking about the release of the survey, Northwich BID Manager Jane Hough said: “Following the latest advice from the government it is very possible that many shops and businesses will be able to re-open in some way within the next few months which is why the survey has been created.

“We want to try and establish what the main feelings of our shoppers and visitors are at the moment in terms of shopping and interacting with businesses, and look at ways in which the high street could be adapted to respond to worries and issues they may have with regards to returning to the town centre.

“Following initial discussions with our businesses we know that it will be crucial to make sure everyone feels safe and secure when visiting Northwich again in the future and this survey will hopefully provide vital information which we can use as we plan the town’s recovery.

“I would strongly urge everyone to take part in the survey if they can as the more respondents we get the better informed we will be moving forward.”

The survey only takes a few minutes to complete and you can fill it in here: