Scotland's Towns Partnership invites you to the next meeting of the Cross Party Group on Towns and Town Centres. The meeting will focus on the topic of 'Inclusive Towns', as well as incorporating the group's AGM. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Please see draft agenda and RSVP your place if you are able to attend below.
You can also view the minutes and presentation slides from the previous CPG meeting on 8 March 2017 here.
Our towns are places of creativity and enterprise, where social and cultural interaction drives innovation and wealth-creation. Our towns also allow us to share resources and services. Their density means that shops, workplaces, leisure, culture and public services are near, and if we don’t actually live amongst them, they are still where public transport goes, and are accessible to the whole community. Through our partnership work, Scotland's Towns Partnership is encouraging new thinking and new approaches to deliver more inclusive and socially just towns across Scotland. From housing and business hubs to digital and low carbon, we are exploring just how towns create more shared wealth.
Sharing innovative project approaches and case studies, our invited speakers will illustrate the importance and impact of partnership and inclusion in our towns.
12:15 Meet in Parliament reception area
12:45 – 13:00 John Scott MSP, Convener:
- Welcome and Opening Remarks
- AGM Business
- Minutes of Previous Meeting of the Cross Party Group & Matters Arising
13:00 Andy Milne, Chief Executive and Derek Rankine, Policy and Participation Manager SURF - Scotland's Regeneration Forum
13:10 Shaheena Din, National Project Manager, Scottish Empty Homes Partnership
13:20 Christine Browne, Economic Development Officer (Change), East Renfrewshire Council.
Scotland's Towns Partnership Update
13:45 Phil Prentice, Chief Officer, Scotland’s Towns Partnership
13:50 Any Other Competent Business
14:00 Close of Meeting