|Rugby Town Centre Action Plan
Steps Involved: We cover a broad spectrum of subjects from inward investment to running the Town centre markets. From marketing/promoting the town centre to sorting out historical buildings and renovating dilapidated shop fronts. From encouraging town centre living to taking a lead role in Town centre safety and security initiatives.
How do we operate
We attempt to have an input from all our major stakeholders which are reflected in the makeup of our board but more importantly at the Town Centre Workshop, which is organised usually every two years. The workshop sets out to determine the priorities and actions for the next five years. At the last workshop in June 2002 over 100 guests attended representing industry, banking, the youth forum, accounting, training, the law, accountants, the chamber, commercial agents, retailers and a whole host of other sectors. So we are a broad church that makes a serious attempt to do things by consensus but in the end we are an organisation that does things.
The main aim?We have a very simply basic aim which is to focus on all matters Town centre and to “make things happen” which produce positive outcomes with regard to the long-term viability and vitality of the Town centre.
What have we achieved?
What of the future?
We will continue to do what we have been doing but we shall look to take a much more active part in bringing a hotel and major tourist attraction to the Town centre. We will continue to pursue our major objective of bringing more niche retailing to our town centre so as to meet our customer’s expectations. We will put in place a heavy weight programme with the backing of Rugby Borough Council and English Heritage, to sort out our historical buildings in the Town centre over the next 3-4 years. We will of course be focused on the new action plan and aiming to beat our 83% success rate last time.
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