WELCOME TO THE LOCAL CENTRES REGENERATION TOOLKIT

This Toolkit will support community-led initiatives aimed at boosting the vitality of your high street.

It will help you turn your idea into reality by showing you how to set up a group, plan your project, get appropriate licensing in place, and the best way to publicise it. Read more.


DO YOU WANT TO TURN YOUR COMMUNITY
IDEA INTO A REALITY?

– Events –

– Pop-up Space –

– Public Space –

– Shop Fronts –

– Town Team –

– Fundraising –

I DON’T HAVE AN IDEA YET, INSPIRE ME!

  • Facilitate street markets

    Brixton Market Traders Federation organises a range of markets during the week and raises funds for improvements.

  • Create pop-up shops

    In the Scottish town of Selkirk, the local Chamber of Trade and Commerce helped four empty spaces become temporary shops.

  • Give the High Street a clear identity

    Local traders developed new signage to emphasise the area as Sheffield’s premier antiques quarter.

  • Make the High Street a place to linger

    In Whitaker a group of local volunteers transformed an abandoned area into a vegetable growing and picnic space.

  • Bring music to the High Street

    In Birmingham local organisation Drum Together Brum organised a free drum street festival.

  • Start a Town Team

    Helston’s Town Team started an impressive range of High Street activities in its first year of existence.

  • Turn the High Street into a theatre

    Aberrant Architecture designed a small mobile theatre and placed it in the middle of Clerkenwell.

  • Organise something fun

    Bristol’s Park Street was transformed into a giant water slide which raised funds for a local charity.

  • Improve information for customers

    Camden Town Unlimited developed a mobile phone app to give customers more information about the area.

  • Stimulate local innovation

    Meanwhile Whitechapel provided affordable temporary spaces which individuals or organisations could use for projects or start-up ventures.

  • Set up a charity market

    In Worthing, local organisations established a six-week long charity market in a huge empty carpet showroom.