RESIDENTS are being asked to share how the coronavirus pandemic has affected their shopping habits.

Knutsford Town Council is running a survey for shoppers and businesses to find out how the pandemic has impacted on the town centre.

The research comes just weeks after Knutsford was named as one of Britain's leading shopping destinations.

The town has been ranked as the nation's 30th best performing retail locations in a list compiled by retail property consultant Harper Dennis Hobbs (HDH).

The market town climbed 74 places compared with last year's rankings as more people have been supporting shops closer to home during the pandemic.

As Boris is expected to announce a road out of lockdown this evening, the council is keen to find out what measures can be introduced to help its recovery.

Sandra Curties, town centre and marketing officer, said: “Both surveys will provide valuable information to the council to measure the impact of Covid on our town centre and help steer our recovery.

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"Our community has supported the town throughout the most difficult period in retail history and spent local and our wonderful shops have diversified their offer in order to survive.

"Whether it has been via click and collect, online, phone orders and deliveries, all have been absolute stars.

"We are not out of the woods yet and there is still work to be done to ensure our recovery from this pandemic benefits all of our community."

The anonymous survey is easy to complete and can be accessed at

Responses must be submitted before March 31.