Town centres are failing. Ours is doing ok but is drab and quickly losing the uniqueness that could make it a real tourism draw. so…
1. Restore all buildings to original period frontages enhancing the heritage feel of the town. Make grants available to landlords to enable this to happen. Where buildings have been replaced with structures that have little architectural merit, think of creative uses for the frontage (huge murals, giant photographs, sculptural frontages – things people will photograph and put on social media building scarborough’s unique reputation – a mix of heritage & innovation).
2. Emply the local creative community to reimagine the town centre. Fill it with music, art, sculpture, peformances. Give reasons for people to come and spend money here. Build a reputation as a vibrant entertaining town centre.
3. Put empty premises to creative uses. Pop-up art galleries, craft fairs, theatres, gig venues, creative hubs.
Result: a town centre worth visiting.
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