BUSINESSES on the edge of Bradford on Avon are being urged to give their views on facilities within the town.

Bradford on Avon Town Council is encouraging them to take part in a People and Places Benchmarking review of the town centre.

The results of the survey will be revealed at a meeting at St Margaret’s Hall in Bradford on Avon on Wednesday, November 1 from 6pm.

The town’s tourism and events officer, Daryl Jones said:”Benchmarking has been conducted in over 350 locations across the United Kingdom.

“It measures performance against indicators such as Retail Offer, Footfall, Car Parking, Business Confidence and Shoppers Origin.

“Within the Benchmarked towns the information has been used to provide year-on-year analysis of town centre performance, as a tool to identify the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for improvement in town centres, and an evidence base to develop, deliver, fund and evaluate regeneration projects.

“Thus, the aim of the survey is to provide an evidence based review of Bradford on Avon, providing stakeholders with the necessary information to make informed decisions and move the town forward in the right direction.”

As part of the process, the People and Places business survey has been hand-delivered to town centre-based businesses to provide their ratings and views on various aspects of trading in Bradford on Avon.

But Daryl added: “However, it is also important to ascertain the views of those businesses who operate on the edge of the town or from homes within Bradford on Avon.”

Companies operating on the edge of the town, or business owners working from home, as well as those who have received a hand-delivered survey but prefer to complete online, should visit: to complete the two-minute survey.