A live interview with Cllr Barry Wood, Leader of Cherwell District Council, to ask: what is on his wish list for the district, what challenges does he face in delivering recovery, growth and development in Cherwell, and what sort of partners is he seeking to help overcome those challenges and deliver that wish list.
We’ll also seek to paint a picture of the man behind the vision for the district: who and what have influenced his views on growth? What were the watershed moments that formed these views? And what are his personal passions and pastimes?
Councils across the UK are emerging from the pandemic to tackle a total transformation of their high streets and town centres: what is the purpose of these places at the heart of our communities? How can they reflect the aspirations of our residents and businesses? What retail, leisure and social uses will drive footfall?
This year, Sitematch gathers over 20 of the UK’s most forward-thinking cities, towns and districts in meeting areas, equipped with maps and plans of their opportunity areas and ready for pre-arranged meetings with the investors, developers, operators, agents and disruptors that can help them revive their high streets and town centres.
These conversations are as vital now as they were back in the teeth of the 2008 financial crisis, when Sitematch launched to sustain discussion of growth and development between the public and private sectors. Over the years Sitematch has created innumerable relationships that have blossomed into development – starting with the partnership to build the £210m High Street Quarter in Hounslow, west London.
Completely new situations require completely new solutions, and that means bringing together all the key actors to create conversations that can lead to partnerships and progress. We’re not getting out of the current crisis unless we work together. That process starts at Sitematch.
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