Network speaker and IPM Director, Matthew Davis FIPM, said:
"There is a great range of work that BIDs are delivering in order to create ‘safe and social spaces’, and a key output of this event is to feed our discussions back to Home Office, DLUHC, and other national stakeholders".
"We know there are key issues characterising the challenges across UK town and city centres - a lack of resource funding, the economic pressures on high street operators, the difficulties of coordinating funding and operations across a range of geographical and organisational boundaries, and the perceptions of place users".
"By conveneing on the 8th November, we can share successes and possible solutions, but also raise areas where more could be done. I'm delighted that we'll have a number of different perspectives throughout the day - from research, policy and practitioners."
Details of the agenda for the Leadership Network can be found below.
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The BID Foundation – Leadership Network
12noon – 4.30pm | 8th Nov | ‘Safe and Social Spaces’, hosted by Team London Bridge
The Hive, 8 Holyrood St, London SE1 2E
12:00 - 12:45 Arrival, lunch and networking
12:45 - 12:50 Welcome from Nadia Broccardo, Co-Chair, TBF and CEO, Team London Bridge
12:50 - 13:05 Matthew Davis FIPM: Setting the scene: BIDs and their role in the creation and management of safe and social spaces
13:05 - 13:30 Paul Swinney, Director of Policy and Research, Centre for Cities: latest and future trends impacting towns and cities
13:30 - 14:10 Best practice showcase – TBF members
14:10 - 14:30 Yasmine McNamara, Security Manager, Tesco: Partnering with BIDs for safer retail environments
14:30 - 14:45 Refreshment break
14:45 - 15:15 Imogen Blaikie and Jacob Neville, Allies & Morrison: Placemaking excellence – designing and delivering safe and social spaces
15:15 - 16:15 Panel session, group discussion and feedback
16:15 - 16:30 Close and Industry Standards award presentations – Lisa Gibbs
5pm onwards – Post-event drinks and networking – Nine Lives, 8 Holyrood St