VOTE: Will the new ‘shopping map’ help boost trade in Midhurst?

It’s yet another example of Midhurst traders shaking off the doldrums and putting them themselves firmly on the map in more ways than one.

With virtually all the empty shops in the heart of the town now back in business and with new traders moving in and declaring the town is ‘on the up’, a new shopping map has now been launched.

Visitors can now find out about the variety of shops in the town, details of the independents and the specialists and where to eat.

It is also designed to help visitors discover the whole of Midhurst and to explore the heart of the historic ‘old town,’ seeking out boutiques on the way to Market Square or identifying and choosing their perfect spot for a drink or a meal.

“Midhurst has a wide variety of shops and places to eat – there really is something for everyone,” said Cllr Myles Cullen, cabinet member for economy, property and tourism at Chichester District Council.

The map covers the heart of the town from Rumbolds Hill and North Street to West Street, Knockhundred Row, Church Hill, Red Lion Street, South Street, Grange and Bepton Roads.

The shops and cafés are represented on the map by numbers, and divided into different categories, such as food and drink, clothes, and hairdressers.

If the shop’s name doesn’t make it clear what they sell, then a brief description has also been added.

The map is currently available from Midhurst Tourist Information Centre and the library, and will be available in shops around the town in the near future.

It can also be found on the council’s website www.chichester.gov.uk.