Attract, Engage, Thrive

Thumbs up to businesses from shoppers in Saffron Walden

An online poll of Saffron Walden residents and visitors in May this year,  shows people think our town is a great place to live, visit and spend time in.

An online poll of Saffron Walden residents and visitors in May this year shows our town is a great place to live, visit and spend time in. In May 2018, the BID team asked ‘users’ of Saffron Walden what they thought of the town, why they came here and where they shopped, if they visited local places of interest, and why they shopped elsewhere if they did.  

It’s really encouraging that the majority love being here or visiting, because there is a lot to do and places to shop in and around town. As we kick off the BID it has given us a marker in the sand for consumer sentiment. We intend to build on this survey approach through the course of the BID term to add the basket of measures of success we will use. The summary findings are available exclusively to all BID members, so please email saffronwaldenbid@gmail.com if you would like a copy.


We are excited to have been given the democratic mandate to work together so we can better realise the potential for Saffron Walden’s businesses with this major investment over the next five years.  I have no doubt the BID will make a real difference in our town and help businesses to thrive. Working together is the way forward.