Time for a town centre rethink – 8

Improvement is possible and it’s not always about spending £millions…it’s about understanding what people want.

Currently two thirds of people visit town centres for reasons other than retail. The town needs to endure we offer what the modern visitor is looking for.

Chesterfield is not unique in the challenges it faces. Other towns have been reasonably successful in creating a new vision for their towns. But we think the key is actually starting that work or revising that started before, say Covid.

In our last few posts we’ve asked a number of questions and perhaps posed a few solutions. We hope we’ve demonstrated that there are challenges but also opportunities for a rethink of our town centre. We hope you’ll join us in starting the conversation.

We think there’s a real opportunity for a re-think of the town centre, building on the extensive public / private links and partnerships built-up over the years.

If you’re interested in contributing, we hope you’ll join us at our meeting on 27th February at St Thomas Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, Brampton, starting at 7.30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. We’ll also be summarising the views expressed in response to our Facebook and website posts on this important subject. Let’s start the debate.

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