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Inverness Chosen to be part of Healthy High Streets Initiative

INVERNESS CHOSEN TO BE PART OF "HEALTHY HIGH STREETS" CAMPAIGN

Inverness BID are delighted to have been chosen as one of 3 Scottish town and city centres to take part in a UK initiative to look at ways of revitalising city and town centres.

Business in the Community's "Healthy High Streets" Campaign along with prime partner businesses, Santander, Marks & Spencer, Co-operative Group and Boots UK have brought together 29 town/city centres across the UK to provide intensive support for 100 high streets over a three year period through access to business expertise and resource to help high streets realise their potential.

To develop the campaign, Business in the Community has tested the High Street Champions initiative in a number of Portas Pilot towns.  This work has shown that the key markers of high street success are footfall, a low proportion of empty shops and local pride.

The lead partner business in Inverness BID's relationship with the scheme will be Santander at a national level whose aim will be to help develop and implement activities such as:

Enabling access to landlords to address empty and unsightly property issues

Prioritising accessibility and safety

Creating and enabling high profile events to drive footfall

Creation of relevant pop up shops and markets to support start ups

Helping to improve customer service

Providing expert help and resource to market and celebrate the high street

The partner businesses are also committed to spreading the knowledge and ideas generated by the campaign across all of their locations – potentially having an impact on thousands of high streets in the longer term.

To measure its impact the campaign will monitor footfall, property vacancy rates and jobs created.  Overall it will seek to increase footfall by 10%, reduce empty property units by 20% and create 3000 jobs over the three year period in the 100 selected towns/city's.

The Healthy High Streets Campaign offers businesses the chance to demonstrate leadership and provide practical support for high streets across the UK.

See more at :http://www.bitc.org.uk/programmes/healthy-high-streets 

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