New support for reopening and recovery of high streets

A new government task force has been established to help our high streets reopen and recover. The High Streets Task Force provides access to tools, training, information and advice for high streets across England.

The support is available to local councils and all organisations involved with high streets. It includes free access to online training programmes, webinars, data and intelligence on topics including recovery planning and coordination, public space and place marketing.

This initial offering represents one part of the task force’s 4-year programme, which will focus on the long-term transformation of town and city centres and on helping communities to reimagine and revitalise their high streets.

A boost for Liverpool’s highstreets

This week has also seen the launch of a new scheme called Liverpool Without Walls, aimed at helping Liverpool’s hospitality industry.

The scheme will involve road closures – Bold Street and Castle Street will close to traffic – pop up parks, architecturally designed furniture, a business grant scheme and free trading permits. The intention is to give organisations in Liverpool the best chance of being ready to trade as soon as restrictions on hospitality businesses trading are lifted by the government.

Visit the High Streets Task Force website.

Find out more about Liverpool Without Walls.

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