Enhancing your Town Centre

First impressions count. Your town centre can have great shops, great car parking, a fantastic advertising campaign...but when people arrive, it's the streets they see. Every local partnership should play a role in developing and maintaining an image of their area.

Images can be created, enhanced and maintained through a number of aspects, including the design and appearance of buildings; the quality, character, safety and feel of the spaces between buildings; lighting; paving; street furniture; signage and so on. Local partnerships could strive to create an harmonious balance between these different components, with each working together to create a 'streetscape' ideally reflecting the distinctive character of the town and area, while also being clean, safe and green.