‘Determined to build night economy’
November 25, 2008
The regeneration of Bracknell was on the agenda at a conference at Madejski Stadium.
Helen Barnett, from the Bracknell Regeneration Partnership, and Chris Mansfield, from Bracknell Forest Council, told members of the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group how they aim to transform the perception of the town and build an evening economy.
The event, called M4 Corridor – What’s in it for you?, gave attendees the opportunity to hear from representatives of three Thames Valley towns – Swindon, Bracknell and Reading – about current and future regeneration plans.
Other speakers included Chris Hitchings and Peter James from The New Swindon Company (TNSC), an urban regeneration company formed in 2002 to stimulate investment and co-ordinate plans for the revitalisation of Swindon town centre.
Tim Smith, from Reading UK Community Interest Company, and Roger Hicks, from Hicks Baker, were also welcomed at the event as guest speakers.
Ginette Gower, head of sales and marketing for the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group, said: “What the towns have in common is a passion for their areas and their collective aim to create an attractive and safe environment that will attract people to live, socialise and work in the Swindon, Reading and Bracknell areas.”