What will it be, what can it be, and how?
Date & Time: Tuesday 8th June 2021, 10:30am BST
This virtual event will bring together experts from UK local authorities that discuss what they are doing to drive a compelling and realistic vision to guide the future of their town and how they are turning this vision into reality.
It will focus on helping local authorities to solve the many practical questions that emerge when embarking upon such work and our speakers featured have either been successful in securing recent funding for town rejuvenation or have interesting plans ahead on driving forward regeneration via their visitor economy, heritage, broadband infrastructure and the re-purposing of old buildings.
Nick Golding - Chair, Editor, LGC
Rob Walsh - Chief Executive, North East Lincolnshire Council
Mark Dally - Managing Director Regulatory and Place Services, Capita
Matt Lamb - Director of Growth and Regeneration at Newark and Sherwood District Council
Catherine Walker – Head of Economic Growth, Cheshire West and Chester Council
Michael Couglin – Deputy Chief Executive, Surrey County Council
James Gardner – Head of Regeneration, Harlow Council
The speakers will talk about topics including
Repurposing retail buildings and maximising heritage sites
The visitor economy's role in town centre rejuvenation
Reimagining our town centres: a conceptual tool to deliver real change
Town's Fund plans and regeneration of the highstreets
The NELC Town Deal and beyond
There will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions at the end of the session.