North Shropshire Visitor Strategy Consultation – Have Your Say

8th October 2012

North Shropshire Visitor Strategy Consultation – Have Your Say Shropshire Council is asking for your views on the emerging Tourism Strategy and Action Plan for the North Shropshire and Oswestry areas, which has been commissioned by Shropshire Council, Oswestry Town Council and Whitchurch Town Council, on behalf of the North Shropshire and Oswestry Destination Development Partnership

The closing date for the survey is Friday 9th November 2012.

Click here to read the draft strategy and complete the online survey.

Martin Bennett, Shropshire Council’s deputy Cabinet member for flourishing Shropshire communities, said:

"Visitors already come here to enjoy a wide range of high quality experiences, including attractive countryside, gardens and waterways, bustling market towns, excellent golf courses, renowned heritage sites and the unique natural environment of the Meres and Mosses.

"North Shropshire offers unique visitor attractions, activities and consumer products, but there is no clear focus or selling point so a major weakness of the area is the issue of identity. Also, as these diverse activities are scattered over a large area, the challenge is getting people to stay for longer to experience these, so we need to find ways to link these activities together and for the visitor to access them.

"To lift our game and place north Shropshire firmly on the map, we've undertaken a major piece of work to address these challenges to tap its potential and help the visitor economy flourish.

"Moving forward requires ‘buy-in’ to the strategy from all partners. We want to raise awareness of the North Shropshire and Oswestry Visitor Economy strategy and the Destination Partnership across north Shropshire, especially with the tourism industry, related sectors and organisations and businesses.

"To start with, we need you to get involved to help shape and take this strategy forward by giving us your feedback and comments. This strategy will be strengthened by your input, and we most welcome your feedback and observations."

Organisations, businesses and local residents are encouraged to submit feedback on the strategy by completing the online survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TourismStrategy.