Thank you to all who participated in the ‘test the water’ pedestrianisation of Market Place survey. This was a very short notice survey request by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to get a feel for any possible changes in Howden town centre so they could include them in a couple of applications to the Government for funding under the guidance the Government had been issued regards social distancing, encouraging walking and cycling and opening up town centres.
590 responses were received with 572 votes. There was no clear majority for change. 45% opted for option 5 – no change and 55% opted for some change (options 1 – 4) with option 2 being the preferred option at 25%. The majority of votes were from the public, then from visitors and a small percentage from businesses. The East Riding of Yorkshire Council have been informed of the results and will not take this opportunity for change any further.
The five options offered can be viewed here.