Town centre visitor survey

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A SURVEY which promises to take a ‘snapshot’ of the number of people visiting Chesterfield over three days is taking place from Friday.

The pedestrian survey is being carried out by Chesterfield Council, and will cover the main shopping areas in the town centre as well as entry and exit points.

CCTV cameras will be installed on lampposts to measure people’s movements on Friday, Saturday and Tuesday, giving the council a better understanding of activity in the town centre.

The cameras will not collect any other data.

The survey will be repeated in October to show seasonal comparisons and identify differences in footfall over time.

Funding is being provided by the Derbyshire Economic Partnership and European Regional Development Fund.