Category: Town Centres

What next for the high street?

The traditional high street has changed. It is clear for all to see.  A walk around many town centres, even affluent, thriving town centres, shows vacant shop fronts, perhaps rough sleepers, a range of betting and charity shops.  The changing face of the high street is very obvious.  But what is next for the high…
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Do we need more Business Improvement Districts?

Business Improvement Districts; the clue to what they are meant to do is in the name. Businesses with a stake in the local community,  working together to improve the district.   There are over 300 BIDS (Business Improvement Districts) across the country and their proliferation is down to many factors, including a resurgence in civic…
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Changes to the High Street

2018 has been marked by news of store closures on the high street.  So what is to be done?   Do we really need all shops to be able to offer the convenience of online? Is it really feasible for high streets shops to compete with the nimble offers available online? As consumers we have…
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