Town Council Copy of Blandford Forum Town Centre Recovery Survey Now that the lockdown is being eased with shops back open and people able to meet, with social distancing in place and likely to continue to be needed, Blandford Town Team, in association with Blandford Forum Town Council, would like to know how the Covid—19 emergency has affected how you feel about our town centre. What changes do you think might be made to ensure its sustainable and successful recovery and long-term future and that of the town and surrounding villages? What roles and core services should the town centre be concentrating on?The results of this survey will be used as evidence in support of bids for funding and agreement from other authorities to make the changes the community feels are needed. Please tick all boxes that apply. OK Question Title * 1. Your status: Resident Local business owner Service provider Employee Visitor OK Question Title * 2. Age group: Up to 15 16 -25 26-35 36-49 50-59 60–69 70-79 80 + OK Question Title * 3. Please enter your full Post Code: OK Question Title * 4. What have you missed visiting in the town centre during lockdown? Restaurants, pubs or cafés Takeaway outlets Friends Places where I volunteer Clothes, accessories and jewellery shops Indoor entertainment/activities in venues Street and indoor markets Hairdresser/ barber/ beauty salon/ nail studio/ tattooist Other retailers – gift shops, DIY, florists, bookshops Banks, accountants, solicitors, launderette etc Museums, galleries, churches, exhibitions None of the above Anything else (please specify) OK Question Title * 5. What have you liked about the town centre when you did visit? Less traffic and air pollution Less noise Less litter More time Free parking Convenience stores More room to park More room to walk and cycle (fewer people, cars) None of the above Anything else (please specify) OK Question Title * 6. How has it made you feel about the town centre and the community generally? Did you: Support local businesses more Feel part of your community Have more pride in your community Have more pride in your neighbourhood Feel safe shopping locally Volunteer with a local group Appreciate local culture/history more Want to travel and commute Enjoy the riverside and meadows and access green space None of the above Anything else (please specify) OK Question Title * 7. How might your behaviour change when there is more access to the town centre, shops, services and activities? Will you: Spend more time in the town centre Meet outside a venue Visit more with members of household Use local shops and businesses more Spend more time inside a shop Use online local shopping and delivery services more Use online national shopping and delivery services more Use contactless card payment more Use outdoor markets more Use riverside/meadows for leisure Use public transport / buses more Use car parks more to avoid driving into the town centre None of the above Anything else (please specify) OK Question Title * 8. What would you like to see in the town centre to maintain social distancing, make it welcoming and safe, and improve the cultural and working environment in the future? More street cleaning and litter-free environment Mixed use of space for pedestrians, bicycles and cars Pedestrianisation of the markets area Wider pavements Cycle lanes Free disabled spaces in car-parks Dorset Council parking permits Relocation of bus stops More on-street short and long-stay parking More on-street disabled parking More motor traffic Less motor traffic Signage on social distancing, particularly at bus stops and public toilets More information for residents and visitors More outdoor seating, planting, greenery More public lavatories None of the above Anything else (please specify) OK Question Title * 9. What would you like to see happening in the town centre? Activities/events/facilities for families/children Activities/events/facilities for the elderly Live music, concerts, arts, exhibitions Opportunities for volunteering Outdoor cafes and pop-up kiosks Use of riverside/meadows for events None of the above Anything else (please specify) OK Question Title * 10. Anything else you would like to tell us? OK THANK YOU FOR TAKING PART!