WE STRIVE TO MAKE THE WIGSTONS A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AND SHOP
WIGSTON CIVIC SOCIETY
We see daily headlines that shops and pubs, Post Offices and even some branches of such well-loved institutions as Marks & Spencer, are closing down, and our town centres are in decline. Wigston and South Wigston appear to be no different to national trends. Does it matter? Or do we value our town centres, which fulfil many other social functions in addition to buying and selling, and try to preserve them?
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Shopping gives opportunities for the informal education of children in prices, arithmetic and comparing values; for people of all ages a chance to meet, gossip and exchange views; and, especially for older people, reasons to go out and socialise and so combat loneliness and isolation.
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Dying town centres are accompanied by many unintended consequences.  In a few towns and cities such as Preston, the Council, community groups and small businesses have combined to improve once failing centres, with surprisingly successful results.
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The Civic Society would like to know what you think of the two Wigston centres – do you use them? How much? And could they be made more attractive?
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Please fill in the questionnaire and let us know your views. If you include your name and contact details, you can be entered for a prize draw for a DVD of Wigston.
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DOWNLOAD THE SURVEY FORM BELOW, FILL IT IN
AND SEND BY E-MAIL TO:
survey@wigstoncivicsociety.org.uk
OR HAND TO A COMMITTEE MEMBER
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SHOPPING SURVEY