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Closed petition Create a nationwide regeneration plan run by an independent "Regeneration Tsar"

To create a detailed plan for the repurposing & regeneration of every town and city in England, made available for full public consultation and supervised by an independent "Regeneration Tsar”. This should revisit the outcomes of the 'Future High Street Fund' and promote a nationwide solution.

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For towns and cities, the High Street acts as the main hub for community, supporting not just employment and commerce, but social connectedness and wellbeing. Empty stores are unsightly, a burden on landlords, hurt surrounding businesses, and when increasing High Street vacancy becomes everyone’s local problem, it needs a national solution. We appreciate that some efforts in this regard have been made in 50 towns / cities, but it is important that a nationwide regeneration formulae is found.

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Share your experiences and ideas on small businesses, employment and the high street

On Wednesday 7 December, Catherine West MP will lead a debate in Parliament entitled ‘Employment and the high street.’

To inform the debate, she would like to hear from small business owners, customers and others:

  • How would you describe your local high street and any issues it might be facing?
  • What kind of support would be helpful for small business owners?
  • What should be done to keep high streets vibrant and attract customers?

She may quote your contribution directly during her debate.

Find out more and share your ideas with her by midday on Tuesday 6 December: Employment and the high street

Videos of the debate, the transcript of what was said in it, and other relevant material will be available on this webpage shortly after the debate.

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