Acomb’s Front Street is the talk of the town in council-led consultation.
The council has thanked residents and businesses for joining a conversation about the future of Acomb’s Front Street.
1259 residents and 27 businesses have taken part in COVID-secure market research, online surveys and conversations across social media to help shape the social and economic future of the high street.
Councillor Andrew Waller, executive member for the economy and strategic planning, said:
I would like to say thank you to the many residents and businesses that completed the survey.
“While it is going to take a couple of weeks to process all the results, there have been some really strong messages coming across.
“There is clearly a huge amount of pride in Front Street. There’s a strong appetite for change to make sure it plays a family-friendly role in everyday life for residents from Acomb and beyond.
“Businesses have also set us a challenge. They want us to explore bigger and bolder changes.
“So this won’t be the end of the conversation – we’ll share the results of the survey and an emerging action plan to meet resident and businesses needs soon.”
Acomb Front Street is one of the city’s most important shopping areas. The high street plays a pivotal role in the local community and the wider city, and is home to many established and well-loved local independent retailers and community spaces.
City of York Council has so far supported a series of trader-led initiatives to help improve the area which includes Christmas lights on street lights over the last two years and planters and floral tubs for the high street.