NEWS: Discover Aylsham – shopping questionnaire

Discover Aylsham: Shopping Questionnaire

The Aylsham Town Team is keen to find out more about shopping habits of local residents. It has therefore launched a shopping questionnaire to gather important information.  The questionnaire is designed to help the Team understand what residents like/dislike about shopping in Aylsham and what could be improved.

 Questionnaires are in June’s edition of the Just Aylsham magazine or are available from Barnwells on the Market Place, Boxes and Bags of Fun on Red Lion Street and other retailers in Aylsham. You can also complete the form online by following this link or by visiting the Just Aylsham or Discover Aylsham facebook pages.

 When does the questionnaire have to be completed by and how to submit?

The questionnaire needs to be submitted by 7th July 2013. You can either submit online using the above link or post the form to Lee Todd at Just Regional Publishing, PO Box 1321, Norwich, NR11 6XP or put it in one of the collection boxes located at: Boxes and Bags of Fun, Red Lion Street, Aylsham; Barnwells, Market Place, Aylsham or Broadland District Council offices, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Rd, Norwich, Norfolk NR7 0DU.

What can be won?

There are three £50 vouchers to be won in a prize draw by completing and submitting the questionnaire by the 7th July 2013. The vouchers will be valid in any shop that is a member of the Aylsham Business and Enterprise Forum.

To download a questionnaire or the poster for the competition click on the below link:

Discover Aylsham Questionnaire Poster

Discover Aylsham Shopping Questionnaire



Aylsham Business and Enterprise Forum

The Aylsham Traders Association was reinvigorated at the start of 2012 to form the Aylsham Business and Enterprise Forum (ABEF) as per recommendations in the Aylsham Regeneration and Delivery Strategy.  Working with the Town Team, ABEF has helped to deliver a number of the projects such as an ‘adopt a driveway’ scheme, additional parking for traders at the various locations across the town, new branding, the Frost Fayre and various continental markets.

Aylsham Regeneration and Delivery Strategy and the Aylsham Town Team

In October 2011 Broadland District Council commissioned a Regeneration and Delivery Strategy for Aylsham. The main objective of the Strategy was to identify projects that could support and enhance the economy of Aylsham. In order to guide the development of the Strategy, a steering group called the Aylsham Town Team was set up comprising key local stakeholders including:

  • Aylsham Town Council
  • Cittaslow Committee
  • Aylsham High School
  • Aylsham Community Partnership
  • Aylsham Traders (with recommendations set out in the strategy this group re-launched as ABEF)
  • Broadland District Council – three district Councillors, Economic Development, Community and Planning departments represented

The Town Team met on a regular basis to help produce the Strategy and in particular to help define specific economic and community development projects.

In February 2012 the Regeneration and Delivery Strategy was finalised.  It included around 50 projects (short, medium and long term) which responded to eight key issues that the Town Team had identified at the beginning of the project. Most of the projects were deliberately modest in order to ensure that the various stakeholder groups were able to deliver them with limited funds and resources. At this point project stakeholders agreed which stakeholder groups should lead each project and this was identified in the report.

In March 2012 BDC Cabinet signed off the report and encouraged officers at BDC to ensure that the projects were delivered. The Town Team continues to meet regularly and pursue the delivery of projects contained within the Regeneration Strategy.