Cashel is one of ten towns to be selected for the ‘pilot’ national Town Centre Health Check (TCHC) programme. The programme is being developed in response to concerns at national and local level regarding the future of the commercial centres of Ireland’s towns. These towns have been impacted on by changing shopping patterns, the expansion of internet shopping as well as the reduced spending power of the community due to the economic down-turn of the past number of years. Various initiatives have been taken by public and private bodies to help to address the difficulties of town centres and a number of these have been implemented in Cashel, including the Town Centre Forum. The Forum seeks to identify and find solutions to issues which arise in Cashel town centre.
This Town Centre Health Check is intended to determine how attractive and buoyant the town centre is as a business location. The health check includes the gathering of various data including footfall, environmental quality, noise levels, parking and ease of pedestrian movement.
The Town Centre Health Check is being supported nationally by
and in Cashel by
Some of the key elements of the health check are the opinions and experiences of businesses and customers of the town centre. A shopper’s survey will be carried out on the 2nd and 3rd December, to gather the opinions of those who use the town centre. Your participation in the project by taking the time to talk to our survey volunteers would be much appreciated. Alternatively, you can access the survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SJMCPCR.
All survey respondents will be entered into a free draw to win €50, so have your say in the future of Cashel and be in with a chance to win!.