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Retail NI Welcomes Timpson Town Centres Report

Retail NI has welcomed the publication of the Town Centres Expert Panel report.

The expert group was chaired by Sir John Timpson, who was appointed by the Housing, Communities and Local Government Minister Jake Berry MP.

Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:

“This is a very worthwhile and well thought out document which sets out new thinking for the future of our town centres in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK. It is very much in line with our own Regeneration NI report which we launched a few weeks ago”

“Our eleven local Councils need to read this report and implement many of its key recommendations”

“Retail NI strongly supports the reports central message that town centres need to become community hubs, to include leisure, social services, residential along with retail and hospitality”

“The UK Government has set up the Future High Streets Fund to support this new thinking and Northern Ireland needs to get its fair share of this funding for our town centres”

 

Glyn Roberts 07515710517