National U3A High Street Project

I am pleased to report that SLU3A have signed up to take part in this national U3A project and have joined forces with MHU3A to carry out the project activities.   The High Street project aims to capture the changes taking place in High Streets and shopping locations across the country – changes that may be accelerated by the Coronavirus pandemic.

The project in Market Harborough will begin this month with a survey to give a snapshot of the shops, businesses and empty premises in part of the town centre. Our information will then form part of a baseline report, going to the National U3A Board in December 2020.  We will then undertake more information collection during 2021 to measure any changes that may have occurred in Market Harborough.

The final national project report will be used to help raise the profile of the U3A in its 40th Anniversary year in 2022.  The project is being managed under the auspices of the U3A National Research committee.

We are a small team of volunteers so far.  We would like to invite others to join us in charting the changes in Market Harborough. The more people in our team, the larger the area of the town centre that we will be able to survey.  Please contact Geoff Woods on 01858 468989 or by email :  if you would be interested in joining us.

 Linda Lawton