More towns join UK's Healthy High Streets programme
After 33 new towns joined Healthy High Streets, Business in the Community's programme to revitalise high streets, a total 100 towns are now members.
The programme first launched in 2014 and is backed by some of the UK's biggest high street brands - Boots UK, EE, Exterion Media, Greggs, Marks & Spencer, Wilko and Santander. Its aim is to increase footfall by 10%, reduce the number of vacant properties by 20% and stimulate the creation of new jobs.
“One of the most powerful ways for business to make an impact in communities is by creating high streets that are vibrant places to live, work and do business. It has been heartening to see first-hand the practical difference that collaborative, business-led action can make on UK high streets over these past two years,” said Peter Donoghue, Healthy High Streets Project Lead.
Among the new towns to join the initiative are Chesterfield, Halifax, Lancaster, Nottingham, Reading and Sheffield. Impact results for the full three years of the programme will be published in 2017.
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