Town Centres have a strong sense of national identity and vital community, political and economic drivers. There are high levels of local enthusiasm to protect and revitalise our town to make them strong, stable and resilient. The Portas Review concludes with a vision of the high street as
“...a civic not a private space...a shared resource in which people come together to create value and share experiences... multifunctional and social places which offer a clear and compelling purpose and experience that’s not available elsewhere, and which meets the interests and needs of the local people.”
This site has been created for all Town Teams to find the answers to the challenges facing high streets. The ATCM are here to help transform the high levels of local enthusiasm in Town Teams into tangible actions which may support their development over the coming years. Here you will find support, advice, resources, toolkits and much more. You will be guided to our complementary sites, where more information can be found.
from central government to local councils. This helps put communities in charge of planning, increase accountability and help citizens to see how their money is being spent.