A STUDY for businesses, residents and visitors is under way in a bid to find out what is important to the people of the town - and improve it now and in the future.
The new independent research model hopes to reach out to all sectors of the community to determine the future needs of the town.
Two Ayrshire based businesses have created the unique partnership, called The Place Team, and are now working with Scotland’s Towns Partnership to undertake independent research into the current economical performance of Largs.
Phil Prentice, chief officer of Scotland’s Towns Partnership, said it was a great opportunity for people to air their views.
He said: “We recognise that this is a good time to reach out to all sectors of the community, to explore what is working well in the town and to identify where improvements can be made. We are open-minded about what may be the result of the survey and simply would like to encourage as many people as possible to participate."
In addition to the short public survey, all local business within Largs will receive an email with a unique link that will allow them to leave feedback on Largs as a place and help identify what is important to the town now and in the future.
Ros Halley, managing director of Tartan Jigsaw, and founding partner of The Place Team said; “We will be conducting a series of activities within Largs over the coming weeks and months, including focus group sessions with the local community and drop in sessions for local traders to give their thoughts on how Largs can be improved to benefit the entire business community."
Everyone is encouraged to keep up to date on The Place Team’s activities via the website www.theplaceteam.com
There is a research pod for the public to participate in the Co-op shop on Largs seafront - a stand which will be operating to capture shoppers opinions on the town. It also allows people without internet the opportunity to participate in survey.
A high profile social media campaign using nostalgic postcard images of Largs, pictured, have also been launched to encourage the public to participate in the survey which is available at surveys.listen-up.uk/s/LargsCommunityResearch