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.