The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) has urged its members to take advantage of some of the new support on offer from the High Street Task Force.
The Government-funded group is offering a range of cutting-edge tools, training, information and advice for high streets across England following the Covid-19 outbreak.
This support is open to local councils and all organisations involved with high streets and includes free access to online training programmes, webinars, data and intelligence on topics including recovery planning and coordination, public space and place marketing.
The support is part of the task force’s four-year programme which will focus on the long-term transformation of town and city centres and helping communities reimagine and revitalise their high streets.
The announcement follows the launch of the Government’s £50m Reopening High Streets Safely Fund which will support local councils to safely reopen their high streets and other commercial areas.
Find out more about the support on offer here.