The Manifesto for Town and City Centres – A Blueprint for Effective Management.

 

 

The Association of Town and City Management has produced The Manifesto for Town and City Centres – A Blueprint for Effective Management. You can access the full document here. 

Making vibrant and viable places should be at the very heart of the strategy for any political party. Each section contains policies that fit within an overarching need to:

• Modernise a discredited business rates system.
• Demand local government investment in town centres.
• Introduce empty property rate relief for cooperative landlords.
• Enshrine Super-BIDs in law.
• Have a shared vision for every town centre.
• Champion the Digital High Street.
• Take a positive approach to the evening and night time economy.
• Create a framework for accessible town centres of the future.
• Establish Town and City Centre Management as an essential, professional service.