Town Centre Strategy - Have your Say!

Town Centre event with children watching a puppet show

Littlehampton Town Council is seeking the views of businesses, visitors, and residents on its newly created Town Centre Strategy. Aiming to clearly identify areas of improvement that matter to people, the Strategy’s overall aim is to bring together organisations that can achieve positive change for everyone.

The Town Centre is undergoing significant investment and despite perception, the unit vacancy rate is low, but more can be done to encourage further investment and improve the visitor experience.

The Strategy is the first step in creating an action plan that all partner agencies will sign up to and be accountable for, including the District Council, the Traders Partnership and Police. It will set out priorities such as actions to reduce anti-social behaviour, improve parking facilities and encourage investment.

Speaking about the project, Mayor of Littlehampton and Vice-Chair of the Policy and Finance Committee, Councillor Jill Long said: “We all know that Town Centres up and down the country have suffered greatly due to online shopping and more recently the pandemic. It is not the first time that our Town has had to adapt, it was once home to a bustling harbour, so I know it can be done but we need to work together and that includes you, business owners, organisations that deliver services in town and residents of all ages. I hope you can find 5-10 minutes in your busy day to complete a short survey about your views. The information will help shape the action plan that our Town Centre desperately needs so it can continue to be a vibrant place to visit.”

Residents and business owners can read the Strategy online and share their views by completing the online survey. Paper questionnaires are also available from the Town Council Office in Church Street. The public consultation ends on Wednesday 31 August 2022.