Residents urged to have their say on this year's Mop to feed into council review - The Evesham Observer

Residents urged to have their say on this year's Mop to feed into council review

Evesham Editorial 25th Oct, 2017   0

TOWN Council chiefs are urging residents and businesses to have their say on the Mop Fair’s new location to help shape their future plans for the popular event.

As the Observer previously reported, the annual event was held in the High Street for the very first time last month and organisers hailed the success of the Mop’s new town centre home.

For the first time rides were housed in the Market Place and the amenity area along the High Street.

In order to make that happen, traffic during the three day closure was re-routed in the same way it was when the Abbey Bridge was being replaced.

Evesham Town Council will be reviewing this year’s arrangements at a meeting next month and councillors want to hear from residents and businesses to help shape plans going forward.

This includes feedback on the whether or not the Mop worked in its new location, how much of an impact the road closures had on traffic and whether businesses and shops were adversely affected.

Town Clerk Stuart Carter said: “The Town Council are very keen to hear your views on the new Mop Fair location, both negative and positive and what worked and what didn’t.

“This year was the first with it located up the High Street which meant the High Street was closed southbound from Oat Street. How did this impact on you? Was the traffic much worse, was any delay acceptable to you within the context of having the fair on the High Street, or was it too much?

“If you are a local business owner or retailer then we are really keen to hear what impact the fair had on you. Were takings down considerably compared to last year or were they better? Was your commute time drastically increased? Were there fewer customers than usual for the time of year or more?”

To have your say send an email to [email protected].


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