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Students support Richmond Town Council with market research project

10 May 2021  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

A huge thank you to Adam Dixon and James Roberts, Year 12 students, who braved wintry conditions on Saturday morning to conduct a market research survey about local shopping habits and opinions, on behalf of Richmond Town Council. Their interviews with members of the public added a different dimension to the overall research that is best achieved by engaging in a face-to face situation.

The students’ research is part of a larger project that includes an online survey. The questionnaire, designed by a professional market researcher, asks participates to indicate what aspects of Richmond they find appealing, as well as exploring where there might be ‘room for improvement’. The questions cover the amenities in the Market Place before focusing on the Indoor Market Hall. If you wish to complete the online survey simply click HERE. The deadline for submissions is 5pm on 12th May.

The survey is part of efforts to increase use of the Grade-II listed Market Hall building and ensure it has a sustainable future. The Town Council has already worked with the volunteer-run Richmond Information Centre (RIC) to create a modern new information facility for the town within the hall. Community leaders say this intervention helped to secure the future of the centre, which aims to provide a friendly, welcoming focal point for visitors to Richmond, as well as a useful information point for locals.

The students enjoyed meeting Baroness Harris of Richmond, Lorraine Hodgson, Mayor of Richmond, and Cllr Brewer, before theY headed outside to carry out the interviews. Thank you to Mrs Clish and Ms Mannion who also gave up their time on Saturday to support the project.

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