On 3rd February the Town Centre Action Plan Expert Review Group published its report: ‘A New Future for Scotland’s Town Centres’. Following widespread consultation across sectors and with the public, the report offers a vision for how Scotland's town centres can play a central role in ensuring fairer, greener and healthier communities. It also makes key recommendations to government and all those who work to change our towns and high streets for the better.
We now invite you to a short webinar to present the report's vision and recommendations, and examine next steps to put the enhanced policy direction for our towns into practice.
We will hear from Communities Secretary, Aileen Campbell MSP, as well as Professor Leigh Sparks, who chaired the independent review group and drove forward its work. Please see full agenda below.
Please sign-up below to attend, and we look forward to providing further information in due course.
For queries, please contact Elaine Bone, [email protected]
2.30 Welcome: Event Chair, Peter Duncan, Director, Message Matters
2.35 Aileen Campbell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government
2.45 Expert Review Group Chair, Professor Leigh Sparks, Professor of Retail Studies and Deputy Principal (Education and Students) of the University of Stirling and Chair, Scotland’s Towns Partnership
2.55 Councillor Steven Heddle, COSLA Environment and Economy Spokesperson
3.05 Phil Prentice, Chief Officer, Scotland’s Towns Partnership and National Director, Scotland’s Improvement Districts
3.25 Closing Remarks