A budget of up to £10,000 has been agreed to be spent on a survey, says Leighton-Linslade Town Council.
It is in order to support a local business and residential survey that aims to measure the current ‘product offerings’ in the town and the gaps that need to be considered.
It is thought the surveys will help inform the town centre enhancement scheme project as well as long term developments in the town centre, but the questions will extend to people living on the outskirts of the town as well as the surrounding villages.
Following in depth discussions with both Central Beds communications team and economic growth, skills and regeneration team a list of objectives and ideas for the surveys have been drawn up.
People living in the town will be asked questions to ascertain their shopping behaviours and to understand why people are moving into the town, who visits the town centre, how often and why.
The survey also aims to find out the proportion of commuters, residents working in Leighton and those working within 10 miles of the town.
While those with businesses in the town will be asked how their business is performing, why they located to Leighton if recently established, what they do and don’t like about being based in the town and what they feel they need to grow, to measure the town’s economic activity.