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Loving the Local: The role of councils in our High Streets and Town Centres - POSTPONED

Loving the Local: The role of councils in our High Streets and Town Centres - POSTPONED

Due to the current emerging health issues across the UK this event has been postponed. All those due to attend have been contacted by email. If you have not received your email please contact Stephen Cull on scull@apse.org.uk with your enquiry

 

APSE Policy Seminar 

Birmingham Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BB

View the programme here

Many UK High Streets and Town Centres are in decline. With empty shops giving way to takeaways and betting shops and a marked decline in the quality of the local area. At the same time online retail and the impact on local business rates add to the pressures on local place. Too many town centres have suffered set-backs as developers have reconsidered their commitments leaving many regeneration schemes to be mothballed.

This has led to Councils taking on the task of shaping local places, often stepping in where developers have  withdrawn and looking much more pragmatically at actions to improve the local High Street and Town Centres. This seminar will therefore explore the multiplicity of factors that impact on local places. ‘Loving the local’ brings together an array of expert speakers packed with ideas that have helped to not only stem the decline but to make a positive difference  to local areas. This seminar includes:-

  • Professor Cathy Parker, lead co-author of the Government Commissioned report ‘High Street 2030: Achieving Change’ 
  • Local councils interventions: Acting as stewards of the local economy
  • The role of culture and tourism in reinvigorating town centres
  • The role of active travel for greener local High Streets and Town Centres
  • Using planning to support public health outcomes: Restricting  takeaways and betting shops
  • Getting the operational frontline right: The role of streetscene and public realm
  • Positive parking: A balance between enforcement and encouragement for shoppers and businesses

To reserve your place please use the form below.

 

Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.

 

 

 

 

 

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