The High Streets Task Force was commissioned by the government in 2019 as part of its Plan for the High Street and in response to recommendations of an expert panel on the high street chaired by the highly successful entrepreneur Sir John Timpson.
Run by the Institute of Place Management on behalf of government, the Task Force brings together a range of expert organisations on reinventing and restructuring places.
The Task Force has been set-up to strengthen local leadership in high streets and town centres in England. It does this by providing information, advice, training, knowledge and data - helping people to make a positive difference to their local communities. To support this, the Task Force focuses on delivering four objectives:
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The High Streets Task Force is currently in its pilot phase, preparing to launch its national programme of support in 2021.
You can read more about the Task Force, it's approach and resources, via it's website.