Creating a ‘great outdoors’ for our urban centres

By Cllr Philip Broadhead | 17 August 2021

The pandemic has shown us the advantages of spending more time in the great outdoors. Walks in the countryside and this country’s great parks became a routine activity for many in the past year. But as life slowly returns to normal it is vital we take a look at the potential of that other vitally important open space: the city centre.

The nation’s high streets were already under immense pressure before COVID first gripped the country some 18 months ago. The virus merely made the problem worse.

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