Welcome back consultation

Your local town centre is coming to life!

Dudley shoppers are being invited to share their views on how they feel about returning to Dudley borough’s town centres.

When visiting Brierley Hill, Dudley, Halesowen or Stourbridge, shoppers should look out for signs on benches, bollards, lampposts and planters with text numbers and QR codes allowing them to have an interactive conversation.

The conversation is anonymous but will allow the council to find out how shoppers feel now the restrictions are easing and how often they shop on their local high street.

The new initiative has been partly funded by the ERDF Reopening the High Streets Fund which was awarded to the council to spend on specific activity including Covid-19 signage in the town centres, temporary improvements to social distancing measures and consultations with residents.

The innovative technology hosted by technology firm, Hello Lamp Post, ‘brings to life’ every day objects in the town centres, and is an accessible way for residents and shoppers to engage in important conversations.

Look out for the signs in Brierley Hill, Dudley, Halesowen or Stourbridge to take part.