There's plenty going on in our high streets, towns and city centres to celebrate and get excited about, and you can be a part of this. Local groups, such as Town Teams and Town Centre Partnerships, are helping to reconnect our public spaces with their local communities.
The work of these groups is so much more than painting benches or running great events (although this does help). Each represents a new wave of interest in our local centres from the bottom-up; local businesses, owned and used by members of the immediate community, are coming together, often for the first time, to discuss what affects their area and how together they can help, while Local Authorities are beginning to recognise this enthusiasm as a key resources to drive positive change and reintroduce the community to their high street.
The Association of Town & City Management (ATCM), through funding from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), is supporting local partnership teams move from start-up to stability; we're helping people discover the benefits of place management, of creating shared visions for their area, taking them on practical journeys to make their ambitions realities, and perhaps most importantly of all, showing them that great ideas do not have to cost the earth.
If you want to get involved, please get in touch with ATCM and we'll help connect you.
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|NABMA Guidance on Setting up a Market||View|
|Making the most of your heritage assets||View|
|Use crowdfunding to support projects that help our high streets thrive||View|
|Advice on using community assets, social media and more||View|
|Open for Business: Vision for local regulation||View|
|Open for business leaflet (designed to be customised by individual councils)||View|
|Open for Business: Rewiring Licensing||View|
|Councillor handbook for supporting community events||View|
|Holding a safe event with alcohol||View|
|Managing street collections for charity||View|
|Supporting small and medium-sized enterprises: The role of councils||View|
|DFT Guidance on engagement between Local Government and businesses to manage quiet deliveries||View|
|DCLG Planning Practice Guidance||View|
|DCLG Guidance on Business Rates||View|
|Guidance from the Cabinet Office on organising an event||View|
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