High streets have been hit hard by our changing shopping habits along with the uncertainty and unpredictability surrounding COVID-19. With many of us now working from home and spending more time in our neighbourhoods, we want to rethink and revitalise them to become fit for purpose and to meet the future demands of the next generations.
We want to build back better from the pandemic and invest in our town centres to become vibrant, attractive and inclusive spaces that you are proud of, and want to spend more time in.
This is why our new high street recovery programme aims to revitalise and amplify our town centres’ existing assets. This includes everything from aesthetical and environmental improvements, to the introduction of a new youth facility, public artwork, an on street festival as well as a whole host of projects that will provide opportunities for the community to come together and celebrate new beginnings alongside the heritage and culture of the place. It is about creating new and better opportunities for everyone who visits, lives or works here.
|Expected start dates||Planned work|
|Spring 2023||Church Road community blog: a new resident-led online platform designed by young people, where local people can come together and share their interests, passions and news. |
Shutter Art Murals: Vibrant and welcoming shutter artwork, adding interest to the public realm whilst encouraging people to explore the area on foot, bike or public transport.
|Summer 2023||Improvements to a number of shop fronts.|
|Autumn 2023||Church End Youth Anchor: an innovative and welcoming youth hub provision that also caters to the needs of the wider community.|
To know more about the Church End transformation project as well as other areas within the Borough that will benefit, email the Church End Town Centre Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org