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Pop up restaurants, community shops, galleries, promote reduction in business rates & landlord responsibilities ...
Promote Tiverton to the tourist attractions to get the tourists to visit other attractions nearby and also Tiverton Town itself.
It’s not glamorous but improved signage works. Signs to Tiverton to be more attractive & signs in Tiverton to be more helpful.
Establish and promote a town centre coach park to encourage touring companies & day trippers to come to Tiverton.
Schemes to encourage for residents of Tiverton & the surrounding villages to choose Tiverton for their weekly shopping.
We want to show that Tiverton is a fantastic, vibrant and eclectic mix of shops.. We are very lucky with a wide range of retailers. We know that there are a number of empty larger shops in the town but this is due to national issues and not specifically because of issues in our town. We are the largest town in Mid Devon and with rising fuel costs it makes sense for people to use their nearest town. Rural residents need to be enticed (and reminded) how great it is in Tiverton.
Firstly, we are thinking about having a Tiverton Shopping bag. We don’t think carrying a card is going to work...in other towns they get too complicated to manage.
Ours is simple. Use the bag in town and get access to special offers that the shops provide.
Each shop will have offers for you throughout the year. E.g. buy a loaf and a couple of pasties and get a free cake. Or buy lunch for two and get a free coffee.
This is in the early stages, we have trialed the bag design by getting 250 bags (see pic) and having those in 11 locations. They have all mostly gone.
We had them in the following locations :
Westexe - Landrake Farm Shop, Easylife & Kaladeiscope
Fore Street - The Wool Merchant, Snob
Bampton Street - Reapers, Costa Coffee
Gold Street - Wellington Boots, Lantic Gallery, Flying Pickle
Plus the Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life
Next step is to work on the offers and perhaps a new design…
We had some feedback at the public meeting in August that the bags were “sexist” and men wouldn’t use them… well we will see how it goes and maybe introduce a golf club bag - you’ll gets lots of muesli in it...