Bring this to Fleet

Share your ideas and help shape the future of Fleet

Why we need change

Towns and cities up and down the country have been affected by COVID-19.

High street footfall is down 50%, online shopping is at 30% and many high street businesses will close.

Most recently the Grimsey Review: Build Back Better, Covid-19 supplement for town centres, set out the need for change as high streets are no longer shopping destinations but need a mix of business types as well as amenity space and events to attract people to a town.

We have published summaries of this report below and are interested to hear your views on what you would like to see in your town centre.

Whether you are a community group, business owner, school, family, group of friends or local councillor, let us know how you would like to see Fleet change for the better.

Email your thoughts – in writing or a video to info@fleet-bid.co.uk and we will share them here.

The Grimsey Review

The Grimsey Review Summary Fleet

Read the Summary of the Grimsey Review here

View a video of Bill Grimsey discussing his report

Read the full Grimsey review Build Back Better, Covid-19 Supplement for town centres here 

Your Town Centre – we want to hear from you

Have your say

 

Your idea here

Your idea here

What other towns are doing

Six month free lease

 

Win free six-month pop up store leases – in one of 3 shopping centres.

The initiative is designed to support local independent retail businesses and up-and-coming talent.

Find out more here.

Pop Up Shops 

Test the water by renting empty units in the shopping centre on a short-term basis with no lengthy lease.

Fills vacant units and businesses, groups and those offering local services to raise their profiles in the town.

 

Find out more here

 

Your idea here

Empty space or shops in Fleet

Land by Church Road Car Park

Have Your Say

Your idea here

 

Have Your Say

Your idea here

Developing a sustainable community

Have Your Say

Your idea here

 

Have Your Say

Your idea here

 

Have Your Say

Your idea here

Events in Fleet

Have Your Say

Your idea here

 

Have Your Say

Your idea here

 

Have Your Say

Your idea here

Fleet for kids

Have Your Say

Your idea here

 

Have Your Say

Your idea here

 

Have Your Say

Your idea here

Fleet for seniors

Have Your Say

Your idea here

 

Have Your Say

Your idea here

 

Have Your Say

Your idea here

Government and Expert Reports

Re-imagining urban spaces to help revitalise our high streets

This government report was written in 2012 but is still relevant today. To quote the report “There is no point in simply chasing the traditional model of the high street – a place where people come together to shop. Retail is an important element of a thriving town centre, but it’s not sufficient. Instead, you need to re-imagine your high street and town centre, and drive towards a new future where
people come together for many different reasons. Simply continuing as you are is not an option.”

Read the report here.

 

Have Your Say

Report here

 

Have Your Say

Report here