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Saffron Walden Town Centre

Hundreds of town and city centres across the UK have organised themselves to work collectively to fight back against the ongoing recession, competition from neighbouring town and city centres, out of town shopping and on line shopping.

Saffron Walden is not immune from these pressures and the town's traders and business people have come together with the District and Town Councils to develop and deliver a plan of action for the town centre and have formed the Saffron Walden Town Team to oversee the delivery of the plan. These initiatives aim to encourage more people to shop in the town and ensure that it remains a vibrant and prosperous place to work, shop, visit and live.

The Town Team is private sector led and managed with Councillors and Council officers acting as members and advisors. There is a chance to "meet the team" on the last Thursday of every month. Everyone is welcome.

The members of the Town Team are:

♦ Neil Gregory - Chair
♦ Alastair Mein - Vice Chair
♦ Wendy Howell - Design Essentials
♦ John Oliver - Emson Close
♦ Richard Roberts - Mullucks
♦ Judith Roddden - Saffron Walden Local
♦ Mark Starte - Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre
♦ Emma Thomas - local resident
♦ Cllr. Julie Redfern - Uttlesford District Council
♦ Cllr. Sharon Morris - Saffron Walden Town Council

Advisors to Town Team:
♦ Terry Frostick - Saffron Walden Town Council
♦ Simon Jackson - Uttlesford District Council
♦ Linda Howells - Uttlesford District Council

Meeting Minutes and Reports

The minutes of the Town Team meetings and reports can be found opposite.

What's Great About Saffron Walden?

Watch the short film showing Saffron Walden at its best ►

This video is a community partnership project between Saffron Walden Town Team, Saffron Walden Town Council and Saffron Walden Initiative #MYSW Directed and edited by Jonathan Glazier of Pepper Rafferty Video Productions.

Results of the Saffron Walden town centre user survey 2013

The results of the Saffron Walden town centre user survey and mystery shopper visits were released at a meeting in Saffron Walden on Monday 11 March 2013. Below you can find the presentation given at that event, together with supporting documents profiling the local area and providing research on some of the issues highlighted by responses to the survey.


Additional information

National Market Traders Federation

The Association of Town Centre Management

Contact Economic Development