Click on the link below and fill in the online questionnaire to determine the future of your high street. Want to see a more diverse array of shops, want a bank to return or what about a gin bar maybe? PLEASE TELL US!!
It is only with your feedback that we can move this forward and create a better town for you !!!
Franks and the Charity shop next door will be one of the first buildings to undergo a transformation. The Charity Shop will be used as an office base for the project managers during the life of the project then handed back to the landlord to rent out. This site is one of the oldest on the high street and as such, a great deal of photographic evidence exists to help recreate some of the features identified in archive photos. The landlord chose Bernadette from BB Heritage https://bbheritagestudio.com/ to work with him and reimagine the shop from days gone by. It is like being a detective, peeling back the layers of time to reveal some of the architectural features that still adorn the shop front today. Historic England prefer to use photographs when redeveloping shop fronts, as it reduces conjectural reinstatement and delivers a more honest representation of what went before. The drawings are currently with Wigan Council Planning Department, pending approval we hope to start work on this building soon. We think most of us will recognise Franks in its Red and White colour scheme. Digging through the layers of paint though, it would appear that the building has been blue and green in the past. What colour do you think it should be painted?
As part of the high street redevelopment, our funders Historic England wanted us to measure the impact the grant has on both footfall and dwell time within the Conservation Area.
Following a lengthy procurement process For Tyldesley commissioned Proximity Futures to install their GEO- Sense footfall monitoring system.
GEO-Sense footfall sensors utilise The Internet of Things (IOT) and are attached to a Wi-Fi network. The sensors detect the Wi-Fi signal from mobile devices which is instantly anonymised and sent to a private cloud based network without any intervention by visitors to the conservation area.
GEO-Sense is often used to provide intelligent data helping organisations like ours to monitor high street footfall, measure the success of events and improve visitor experience by ensuring areas do not get overcrowded.
Unlike more traditional footfall counters such as cameras and beam-breakers, this system only provides data on unique counts. Having a unique ID assigned to every visitor allows GEO-Sense to provide a wide range of specifically tailored manual or automated reports including counts on new or returning visitors, accurate dwell time information, identify how people move from one area to another and heat mapping to understand areas of less and greater interest.
To find out more about how the sesnsors work and how we use the data please go to https://proximityfutures.com/geo-sense/
Halsall Lloyd partnership http://www.hlpdesign.com/have been chosen to research and develop a high street design guide for our Conservation area. To make sure it reflects the unique culture of our community we need as many people as possible to complete this short survey. Five shops in the town have paper copies in the counter – Elliot Street Pharmacy, Lloyds Pharmacy, The Big Apple, The Little Chippy and The Post Office.
They can also be found on some shop fronts up and down the high street.
Though this consultation Halsall Lloyd will help us to develop a thriving high street, with a strong sense of local pride and community ownership across all age groups. It will bring people and local communities together, to socialise, shop & run businesses and make it safe and attractive throughout the day and night, in all seasons.
The primary objectives of the completed High Street Design Guide document are as follows:
• Promote heritage-inspired growth and investment in the high street
• Generate interest in the project and encouraging take-up of grant funding through preparation of an inspirational, well-illustrated, vibrant and easy to read Town Design Guide
• Contribute to other objectives of the HSHAZ including Tyldesley’s heritage trail which will connect people’s stories to their place
• Enable young people to be involved in the development of their town, to learn about the history of its buildings and to influence design decisions.
• Compliment Wigan Council’s Shop Front Design Guide and inspire sensitive design
• Respond to the Council’s Conservation Area Statement