Tuesday, 29 June 2010

What this is about

Instead of creating a map of the town centre based upon traffic and the road system we're taking a look at it from the perspectives of the shoppers, shopkeepers, families, the young and not so young, delivery people, market traders, those who work here and those who have to journey across it to get to school, college or work.
We would like to know why people come here, the routes they take to walk around the centre and what they like to see and do. We want to find out if the town centre layout influences the way people shop, eat, meet and the facilities they use.
The result will be a new ‘map’ of the shopping area with people’s thoughts, ideas, images, memories and stories to help other people appreciate the benefits at the heart of Accrington.