Local businesses invited to have their say over Rickmansworth High Street
A survey has been launched to gather views from local businesses in Rickmansworth’s key shopping area over an ongoing experimental pedestrian-friendly trial.
During the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, Hertfordshire County Council, in cooperation with Three Rivers District Council, transformed the High Street into a pedestrian-friendly area and restricted through traffic in order to support the local economy. Post-Covid this situation continued as part of High Street recovery measures to support the High Street and encourage further walking and cycling.
More recently the scheme was extended and an ongoing public consultation gives residents until 31 August 2023, to have their say on the experimental traffic order. The consultation can be completed here.
Cllr Sarah Nelmes, the Leader of Three Rivers District Council, said: “The views and opinions of retailers and other businesses are absolutely key to the Rickmansworth High Street scheme. This is an open invitation to all of those businesses to give us their views on whether the pedestrian-friendly scheme is working for them, and what they would like to see in the future. Let your voice be heard by having your say in this survey today.”
In conjunction with that consultation, Hertfordshire County Council has launched another survey to gather views from local businesses on their thoughts on the experimental order, such as do they think this scheme has improved footfall on the High Street.
Businesses interested in having their say have until 31 July 2023 and can click here to find out more.