REVELLERS who go on nights out across Warrington are being encouraged to share their views.

Warrington Borough Council is asking residents to make their thoughts heard on experiencing a safe, vibrant night time economy with a broad cultural appeal.

A consultation has been launched as part of a review of the town’s licensing policy to ensure local need is considered, and the views of residents are reflected.

The survey will also look at whether there is evidence to show that the number or density of drinking spots in a particular area is leading to problems such as crime, disorder and public nuisance.

Residents are being asked for views on experiences of nightlife across the town, with a focus on the cultural quarter, town centre, Stockton Heath, Culcheth and Lymm.

There are questions around the numbers and types of bars and restaurants available, their opening hours and any effect that these premises, and the people who use them, have on the local community.

There is also an opportunity for people to let the council know their views on how well served they think areas are by pubs, bars and family orientated venues and how they feel about the potential opening of new premises.

In addition, people are invited to share their experiences of how the Covid pandemic may have changed how they feel about having a night out in Warrington.

All information from the consultation will help shape the future of Warrington’s night time economy and inform the council’s licensing policies to consider local need.

Cllr Hitesh Patel, cabinet member for environment, housing and public protection, said: “We realise that this has been a challenging time for businesses, particularly within the hospitality sector, and for people in general.

“We understand that people want to be able to enjoy a safe and vibrant night time economy, and it is important that our licensing policies consider local need and reflect the views of the public.

“This survey will help us to review our cumulative impact assessment, while giving us an important insight into people’s views and aspirations for our night time economy.”

The consultation closes on Monday, May 16, and to take part visit