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Performance Indicator Feedback Survey In December 2018, RRT carried out a feedback survey with local businesses and community groups with the aim of assessing how the partnership work between RRT and LBTH’s Town Centre team had improved the town centre’s performance indicator results set out in the Council’s 2016 audit. Events Thanks to events delivered by the RRW Partnership, 30% of respondents have discovered a new venue in the town centre including Four Corners, St. Margaret’s House and Cranbrook Community Centre. Large public events and networking events were the most popular types of events. The results of this show the appetite and support for events to continue in Globe Town Crime & Safety Most people felt that Anti Social Behaviour was the most common concern in Globe Town, with many commenting on vulnerable individuals, homelessness and drug abuse. Residents rather than businesses were more likely to say that crime was an issue in RRW. When asked about tackling crime, most respondents felt the priority was to engage with the young people who congregate on the square every day to and from school. Street Markets Following the programme of activities that have taken place on the market square during the last 18 months, 82% of the community now feel very positive for the future of the square. However 30% said that they were not aware of the plans for improving the square. Twenty percent of respondents said they might be interested in running a stall on the market in the future.

Visitor Satisfaction & Retail Offer When asked which of the activities and initiatives delivered over the last 18 months had most improved visitor satisfaction and the retail offer in RRW town centre, respondents felt that public events and a sense of community spirit had the most impact in improving overall visitor experience. Indeed, 44% of respondents said they felt much more part of the community. Attractiveness/Public Spaces When asked which of the activities and initiatives delivered over the last 18 months had most improved the attractiveness of the public spaces in RRW Town Centre, most respondents said improvements to shopfronts including graffiti removal and the pinwheel/garland decorations had made the most impact on improving the attractiveness of the public space. Partnership working When the RRW Partnership began there was no formal partnership structure in place and limited joint working with the Council to support place promotion and management of the town centre. Over the last 18 months, RRT has organised the community to become a constituted group with a diverse committee that represents the businesses, residents and community groups. See below for more on constituting a steering committee for the high street. Seventy nine percent (79%) of respondents said that, following the engagement activities lead by RRT over the last 18 months, they feel they have had an opportunity to have their say about the future of Globe Town. However, 51% of respondents still say they do not know who to contact in the Council regarding town centre issues and 48% don’t know their local councillor by name.

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Globe Town Common Vision Report 2018  

Community development project in Globe Town, Tower Hamlets, documenting community organisation and the constitution of the a local community...

Globe Town Common Vision Report 2018  

Community development project in Globe Town, Tower Hamlets, documenting community organisation and the constitution of the a local community...

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