The Covid recovery action plan for town centres – fill in the survey and have your say

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has commissioned specialist consultants The Retail Group to write Covid Recovery Action Plans for town centres across the region, including Pocklington and Market Weighton.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 12:59 pm
The survey of businesses for the Town Centre Action Plan can be found at

The plans are being developed using a combination of sources of information to assist The Retail Group in developing them.

These sources include:

○ On-the-ground assessments of town centres

○ The results of a recent survey of residents across the East Riding (which received over 3,000 responses)

○ Workshops and surveys with stakeholders in town centres

○ Surveying of businesses in town centres.

Councillor Victoria Aitken, portfolio holder for economic development and inward investment at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “While this project is still in the consultation phase, some actions have already begun to be identified to ensure the safe and successful reopening of our town centres in 2021.

“It will be a big effort, and we need the support of our local businesses to develop this safe and successful reopening and ask them to complete our survey, as the more information we can receive from our business communities, the more informed and productive our response can be.”

The survey of businesses for the Town Centre Action Plan can be found at The survey must be completed by Monday, March 22.

The views expressed in the survey by local businesses will help shape the plans for the region’s town centres moving forward into 2021.