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ABC Council spearheads major city and town centres’ transformation conference

Four City and Town Centre Task Forces are established in new drive to accelerate local growth across the borough

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council recently spearheaded a major interactive conference designed to build a fresh focus and mobilise efforts to accelerate transformation, investment and regeneration in the borough’s city and town centres.

The council also officially launched four new Town Centre Task Forces at this event to take forward and deliver a series of action plans aimed at tackling key issues affecting the borough’s main urban centres whilst ensuring their continued stability and sustainability in a rapidly changing marketplace.

Drawing in expertise from local retail leaders, town centre champions and regeneration experts – including award-winning architect, broadcaster and academic Piers Taylor – this informative event addressed head on both the challenges and the opportunities that lie ahead in a collaborative, investment-led approach.

Celebrating the substantial achievements of recent years, including millions of pounds of investment in regeneration-led, environmental infrastructure development and public realm schemes, more than 80 key stakeholders aligned to focus on making new progress across all key areas.

Only last week, Portadown secured the Champion High Street Award for Northern Ireland in the annual Great British High Street Awards.