Junior Minister Damien English is in Tralee today to launch the results of a major new survey on Tralee.
The Tralee Town Centre Health Check Report 2017 reveals both shoppers and business people’s impressions of the town’s shopping and eating options, along with parking and entertainment facilities.
Last September, Tralee was selected along with seven other towns to participate in the programme.
The project team which completed the Tralee Town Centre Health Check includes representatives from Kerry County Council, Tralee Chamber Alliance, and IT Tralee, with support provided by the Heritage Council.
The survey showed that 59% of respondents were in the town centre to shop on the day the survey was taken.
60% shop in Tralee out of habit and convenience, and 8% for the selection of shops.
77% think there’s a good selection of cafés and restaurants in Tralee; 54% believe the town is attractive; and 38% think parking facilities in the town are poor.
78% of the business respondents feel shopping is the main thing that attracts people to the town centre.
46% think parking is the most important improvement that could be made to the town; 55% expect trading to improve over the next two years, and 64% would contribute to a marketing fund to attract people to Tralee.
This Tralee Town Centre Health Check Report aims to guide plans for the future management and revitalisation of the town.