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High Street Regeneration: Working with Communities to Activate Town Centres Conference - 5th June 2024

Organised by the Heritage Trust Network, this day conference at Unity Hall in Wakefield, a building that was saved and restored, will include talks and case studies, lunch and a tour of the Art House and the local heritage action zone.

High Street Regeneration: Working with Communities to Activate Town Centres is a day conference that will be packed full of talks, case studies and tours. Without buy-in from the local community, High Street and Town Centre regeneration is doomed to fail, so join our speakers to find out how they engage communities and what they've been doing to attract people and investment to their town centres.


Wednesday, 5 Jun 2024, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Programme (timings may change):

9:30am-10am Arrival and refreshments

10am Welcome

  • Art House and Well Placed project (Makey Wakey and beyond) – CEO Sydney Thornbury and Project Coordinator Lucy Norton
  • Activating Pontefract town centre - Paul Cartwright, Chair of Pontefract Civic Society The Impact of Heritage Action Zone investment on local voluntary sector organisations – independent researcher Magnus Copps
  • Community and crowdfunding - Co-founder Chris Hill, Dewsbury Arcade - Chris Hill

1pm-2pm Lunch

2:15pm Tour of the Art House and Heritage Action Zone


Unity Hall and Business Space

83 Westgate Wakefield WF1 1EP


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An unmissable day of talks, discussions, tours and networking exploring how communities are key to activating town centres