People who live, work in or visit Manchester city centre are being asked to share their views about it this month.
A spokesman for Manchester City Council said the information gathered will help the council and its partner organisations to reinforce what people like about the city centre, while improving the response to its challenges.
This will be the second annual survey – the first last year attracted more than 3,000 responses – and follows on from a major city centre review, which concluded at the end of 2016. It helps measure progress from 2017 onwards in addressing the challenges identified.
Homelessness including rough sleeping; begging; street environment and crime and anti-social behaviour were identified as priority areas for improvement in the 2018 survey.
Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, said:
“We have a good understanding of the many strengths of our vibrant city centre and are equally clear about some of the complex challenges.
“Whether it’s helping to support people who are rough sleeping off the streets, or improving the environment in places such as Piccadilly Gardens, we are working hard on improvements.
“But this survey gives us valuable extra insight into people’s experience of the city centre, which is crucial in shaping our strategies. I’d encourage everyone who spends time in Manchester city centre to take a few minutes to fill in the survey and give us their views.”
People who take part will be entered into a draw for prizes – including tickets for Great Britain Basketball European Championship Qualifying fixtures, the Manchester International Athletics meeting at the Manchester Regional Arena (all events in August) and lunch for two at Manchester Art Gallery.
The survey is open until August 29.
Also published on Medium.