The sun is shining (at time of writing!), leaves are sprouting and grass is growing so where better to go for our Case Study of the Week than the Green Spaces of Hexham East?
Winner of the Social & Community category of the 2011 Towns Alive Awards, this project to create a community garden in what was an overgrown area full of rubbish has been a great success – offering a pleasant environment for activities and an example of low cost ways to grow food, encourage wildlife, manage a garden and learn new skills.
Hexham East is in the worst 30% nationally on the Overall Index of Multiple Deprivation. Find out how this project and others by Hexham East Regeneration are making a difference.
7 towns have been “recognised for the innovative ways in which they have revitalised their high streets,” and awarded a share of the £1 million High Street Renewal Award
As the three-part series “Mary Queen of the High Street” goes on air on Channel 4, Chris Wade considers what lasting good this 18 month adventure has created for our town centres
Give your town an honest assessment against our quick DIY healthcheck, says Chris Wade, to gauge where you are – and map the way forward.
CLG are offering grants of up to £7,000 to help communities put together a Neighbourhood Plan.
A grant can go towards the expert support that could help you in this process.
Five towns in Cheshire East will host AMT’s flagship event, the 2013 Annual Convention which will feature a packed programme to support towns and high streets.
New figures based on research in towns across England and Wales today revealed that footfall counts – the numbers of people visiting high streets and town centres – have bounced back after collapsing last year. Vacant property rates have also reduced, providing a glimmer of hope for hard pressed high streets.