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What’s frustrating the people of Preston and what we want to see happen

Posted on - 13th February, 2019 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Fishergate and Church Street side-by-side
Fishergate and Church Street side-by-side

Empty shops in the city and mass house-building are the two biggest gripes for Prestonians.

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Blog Preston’s Big Preston survey saw more than 600 readers tell us their thoughts about the city.

While feeling positive about the city’s future, there are some issues which those in the city like to raise.

Seeing empty shops is the number one concern for readers, with mass house-building without adequate infrastructure the second-most raised concern.

The issues frustrating the city

Getting stuck in traffic jams and the creaking road system winds up a fifth of the city.

Read more: Broughton declares ‘no confidence’ in Preston planners

In terms of what you feel the city is lacking then the message comes through loud and clear, and chimes with what’s making people grumble.

Despite the rise of online shopping, Prestonians still want physical places to spend their cash
Despite the rise of online shopping, Prestonians still want physical places to spend their cash

Preston wants more shops. Common words were ‘decent’ and ‘centre’ when it came to shops, as well as good.

Transport came up as well, with readers wanting better transport links and also to see the parks taken better care of.

Of those surveyed, 95 per cent had a PR postcode.

Read more: This is what to expect in Preston during 2019

We’ll be running results from our Big Preston Survey throughout the rest of this week.

What do you make of the city’s empty shops? Do you agree more shops are needed? Let us know your views in the comments below

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