Milngavie businesses have their say on top priorities


Business owners and organisations in Milngavie town centre have made their views clear on the future of the town.

They were consulted recently by steering group members for Milngavie Business Improvement District (BID), when a questionnaire was delivered door to door to establish priorities to secure the future of the town centre.

The most important priorities for businesses in Milngavie were revealed as - increasing footfall through effective marketing and promotion, improving accessibility (parking and transport) and providing reasons for visitors to stay longer in the twon centre.

Glen MacNay, owner of Cafe Alba and vice chairman of the steering group, said: “A BID for Milngavie will recognise the importance of getting the Milngavie town centre ‘product’ right by making it more attractive and welcoming to residents and visitors.

“Our survey has shown that businesses recognise that it’s essential if we are to make the town centre a place where people of all ages choose to meet, visit, spend on goods and services and locate their business. Once the product’s right we can promote it with pride.”

Project manager, Pauline Cameron, said: “If you are a businees owner or multiple retailer and you haven’t been contacted by the BID to date, please let me know!”

The final proposed BID will be put to postal ballot next February to March 2014.

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