Earlier today, along with some fellow councillors and council officers including the Head of Planning and Economic Development and the Head of Roads and Transportation, we had a very useful discussion about ways the City Council can further support the Perth Road District Shopping Centre.
Although there have been some shop closures recently, including the disappointing loss of the TSB bank branch, there have been positive developments with a new French restaurant in the former Parrot Café and the former Spokes unit (following their move to Annfield Row) about to be occupied again.
Our discussions included holding a consultation event with businesses in the coming months, looking at infrastructure, environment and public realm improvements, supporting businesses to have a greater collective voice and promoting a Perth Road business brand.
Most importantly is consulting with businesses in Perth Road in the coming months and seeking their views and ideas. It was a very positive discussion today and all are keen to see real action to help further promote and support the Perth Road shopping area.