Nelson and Colne students look at re-branding of Nelson centre

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Nelson and Colne students look at re-branding of Nelson centre Nelson and Colne students look at re-branding of Nelson centre

STUDENTS from Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form have had an exciting opportunity to investigate rebranding Nelson town centre.

A-level geography students visited the centre to investigate the need for rebranding in an urban area. While there, the students had to complete environmental and shopping quality surveys, a qualitative placecheck survey, and footfall at three points.

When they returned to the college, the students analysed the data and compared and contrasted it with the research they had already undertaken into the need for rebranding Nelson.

The town team for rebranding, co-ordinated by Pendle Council, has also been involved with the students’ project. The leader of the team, Paul Collins, visited the students at the end of April to discuss what they have learned during their investigations.

The students will be using their research to create a promotional video.

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5:52pm Wed 14 May 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

Slum town springs to mind
Slum town springs to mind ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: 4

8:52pm Wed 14 May 14

justaworkinlad says...

Forget asking students what to do because this sort of "blue sky thinking"is one of the reason Nelson faces it's current problems. What you need to do is get Nelson folk to shop in Nelson. Start a commitment scheme where Nelson people sign up to a scheme trying to buy 25% of their total needs, both goods and services within their own town. Give out car/window stickers saying "Nelson, I care". I know this idea will no doubt result in ridicule but it is so easy to say Nelson is a dump, Nelson is a slum, but some people have invested their money and lives in this town and the very least the rest can do is give the town a chance.
Forget asking students what to do because this sort of "blue sky thinking"is one of the reason Nelson faces it's current problems. What you need to do is get Nelson folk to shop in Nelson. Start a commitment scheme where Nelson people sign up to a scheme trying to buy 25% of their total needs, both goods and services within their own town. Give out car/window stickers saying "Nelson, I care". I know this idea will no doubt result in ridicule but it is so easy to say Nelson is a dump, Nelson is a slum, but some people have invested their money and lives in this town and the very least the rest can do is give the town a chance. justaworkinlad
  • Score: 11

11:31am Thu 15 May 14

trajan says...

Re-brand it all you like but its still Nelson.
Re-brand it all you like but its still Nelson. trajan
  • Score: 0

5:19pm Thu 15 May 14

will12 says...

And a hundred grand later after some clown thought that the money would do the trick !!!!!!!!

15 years ago, there was a Meeting of all the town centre retailers, and everyone of them demanded a road through the town centre, like the Colne system, and were turned down by some jumped up little hitler, who had no idea, yet years later they let traffic drive through to a certain extent, but this was too late the centre had gone, so call it what you want it died, and will not be revived fact.
And a hundred grand later after some clown thought that the money would do the trick !!!!!!!! 15 years ago, there was a Meeting of all the town centre retailers, and everyone of them demanded a road through the town centre, like the Colne system, and were turned down by some jumped up little hitler, who had no idea, yet years later they let traffic drive through to a certain extent, but this was too late the centre had gone, so call it what you want it died, and will not be revived fact. will12
  • Score: 1

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