Invitation to participate in the Future High Streets Forum Focus Group on Local Partnerships


University College London has been commissioned by the Future High Streets Forum to help build an understanding of the views and experiences of people working with local partnerships in running their local town centres.

SE5Forum has been identified as having a wealth of knowledge and experience of working within a successful local partnership and we are keen to learn more about how your partnerships operates, what you see as the key opportunities for your local area and to hear about the barriers that are limiting what you are able to take forward and how these barriers could be overcome.

The focus group will take place on:
Friday 8th July 2016, 14:00 – 16:30
Room 101, Development Planning Unit
University College London
34 Tavistock Square
London, WC1H 9EZ

What we learn from the focus group will be used to develop a wider survey of local partnerships. The findings of both the focus groups and survey will then be used to develop good practice of local partnerships, identify ways in which town centres and high streets can be improved and will aid the Government in formulating and delivering policies that will support local areas in the longer run.

We are anticipating that people at the focus group will be drawn from a wide range of backgrounds including town centre managers, local authorities, businesses and services as well as those from the voluntary sector. We hope that you will be able to join us.

Spaces in the focus group are limited to confirm your place please contact the session facilitator Dr Margarethe Theseira via email or call her on 07795 616892