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The number of vacant units in Oxford city centre looks set for a significant fall according to new figures from Oxford City Council.
Business and organisations from across Oxford are working with the City Council on an initiative to bring empty units back into use more quickly.
The festive windows at Books & Ink Bookshop in Banbury town centre’s White Lion Walk are a Winter Challenge Winner! Banbury’s Business Improvement District (BID) invited the Mayor of Banbury, Cllr Shaida Hussain, to judge the festive window dressing skills … Continue reading
Banbury Business Improvement District (BID) has taken over three empty windows in the town centre as part of its work to improve the look of vacant units while efforts continue to get them let.
In June 2018 we began to scope the possibility of an alternative way to deliver the best of the #townteam model of support for town centres. The aim is to try build a model that would work for town centres … Continue reading
A follow on to our town team submission to #GrimseyReview2 on the two elements of what we call #MoreThanRetail: using vacant town centre ‘shop’ space creatively and building skills and interest in the community.
On Wednesday July 4th Grimsey Review 2 was published. As a contribution to the debate we share here the submission we made to the review based on our #townteam experience and our connections with town centres and place management colleagues … Continue reading
The team behind Banbury town centre’s popular Church Lane Art Gallery have taken another big step towards securing its longer-term future. The 32-member Banbury Artists’ Co-operative, which runs the Gallery, have taken on a one-year licence to occupy the Church … Continue reading
Three long-empty shop units in Castle Quay shopping centre are being brought back into use, thanks to an early project initiative by the new Banbury Business Improvement District (BID). The BID has taken a six-month licence to occupy the … Continue reading
The windows of an empty Banbury town centre shop have been turned into a showcase for a photographic exhibition capturing the colour, fun and vibrancy of Banbury events.