The people and projects that are at the heart of work to strengthen Oxfordshire’s town centre economies are the focus of a conference in July.
The Oxfordshire High Streets Conference will bring together people working on town centre vitality projects, retailers, business group representatives, and councillors and council economic development teams.
They’ll share ideas and experiences of town centre vitality initiatives, and hear from the conference’s keynote speaker, Cathy Parker, Professor of Retail, Place and Consumer Change at Manchester Met University and lead investigator for the acclaimed study on town centres issues, High Street UK2020 http://www.mmu.ac.uk/news/news-items/4105/
Called “Working Together for Stronger Town Centres”, the conference is on Monday July 4th at the John Paul II Centre in Bicester, and is a joint venture between Oxfordshire-based town centres specialists, Flashop UK Ltd, and national consultancy, The People and Places Partnership. The conference is being supported by Cherwell District Council as part of its focus on town centre vitality issues in Banbury and Bicester, and the village centre in Kidlington.
Attendance at the conference is by invitation.