The future of the high street
In May this year, I was challenged by the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister to undertake an independent review on the Future of the High Street – to help ‘bring back the bustle’ to our town centres.
And with town centre vacany rates doubling over the last two years, the need to take action to save our high streets has never been starker.
I am calling on business, local authorities and shoppers to contribute their ideas on how we can halt this decline in its tracks and create town centres that we can all be proud of.
If you’ve got something to say about the state of our high streets – be it an observation, insight, initiative or idea – please add your own contribution to the debate below.
Read my Telegraph article – ‘My job is to save our high streets‘
FUTURE OF THE HIGH STREET REPORT – UPDATE:
Thank you for the thousands of comments and opinions left here over the past few months. It is clear that the future of our high streets is a matter close to the hearts of many people. Mary is now in the final stages of writing her report and therefore we are no longer accepting comments/submissions. Please note that all comments made previously have been taken into consideration. Thanks again for your interest, and we look forward to sharing the report with you in the very near future.