The conversations about hyperlocal High Streets are continuing apace – and news reaches us that a High Street camp is in the planning.
Readers of this will be aware that we’ve been talking about ways in which local websites and blogs could play a part in boosting neighbourhood High Streets to invigorate communities – previous blosts here and here.
The purpose of High Street Camp is to share and record new thinking and inspire people to take action. The emphasis is on discussion and generating ideas, not on hearing speeches. People can choose the subjects they’re interested in, and at the end of the day groups come together to present the results of their discussions so everyone knows what’s been discussed.
He wants to hear from people interested in making the idea happen.
If you’d like to help make this happen or just want to be kept informed, please keep in touch. While High Street Camp will run on a shoestring, it will need some practical resources: food and drink, a venue, wifi, flipcharts, reporters and more.
We’ll bring you any updates on this, and the issue generally, as conversations develop in the coming weeks.