Night time boost for over 30s
OVER 30s are being asked what they want to see in Gloucester at night-time.
Gloucester City Council's Evening Economy Group will meet next week to discuss ways of boosting late night business, particularly for a slightly more mature audience.
Eastgate Street, nicknamed 'Glos Vegas', is known for its bars and clubs such as Liquid, Fever and Butlers, which are predominantly aimed at the younger generation.
Now plans are afoot to provide more sophisticated entertainment and opinions are being sought through an online survey.
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Councillor Tarren Randle, (C, Barnwood) heads up Gloucester's evening economy action group.
She said: "Eastgate Street is great and some older people do still go there. I do, but it does feel a bit uncomfortable sometimes. We want to provide for those over 30 so it doesn't feel uncomfortable."
Tarren is now encouraging people to get online and fill in the survey.
"We have already had a really good response," she added. "People have suggested themed nights, going for a meal together first, comedy nights, live music and all sorts."
Nick Fullbrook, landlord of the Old Bell in Southgate Street, believes his pub proves there is a market for the older age group in the city.
He said: "We have always gone after that 25-plus age range. We don't sell the alcopops and things the younger group go after. It has been successful for us, and the more provision given, then the better it will be for the city."
To have you say visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/XH898QP.