Folkestone Town Centre Survey goes digital

Contributed by editor on Nov 08, 2019 - 06:25 AM


If you get fed up being accosted by chuggers or people running surveys, Folkestone and Hythe District Council has come to your rescue.


The second phase of a public survey about Folkestone town centre’s vibrant future has been launched – with residents now able to share their views online.

A large number of people voiced their opinions on the current offering and its future prospects during the first phase of the research work commissioned by Folkestone & Hythe District Council (F&HDC).

Residents will now have the opportunity to submit their viewpoints at their own leisure by visiting the digital version of the survey. [1]

Topics include the present range of shops and businesses, the attractiveness of the area, and the sense of community – while participants are encouraged to suggest how the ongoing regeneration of the area can be further enhanced.

Cllr David Wimble, F&HDC Cabinet Member for the District Economy, said: “The information we’re gathering will be used to inform the development of a masterplan for the town centre – and everyone will have their own view of what it could look like.

“We want to build a cohesive town centre for everyone, and also improve the appeal of the area to residents and visitors both throughout the day and into the evening.

“I would encourage as many people as possible to play their part in ensuring Folkestone has a long-term, sustainable future for years to come.”

Face-to-face questionnaires will still be conducted in locations across Folkestone town centre – consisting of the two shopping precincts either side of West Terrace, the Creative Quarter, as well as the harbour and seafront area.The deadline for submissions is Sunday 24 November.

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