Coming soon: High Streets Task Force to open for applications on 1 April

The High Streets Task Force will build a register of experts, mentors and facilitators to help revitalise England’s struggling high streets, providing a great leadership opportunity for experienced civic society members, with a background in place, policy or public participation. 

Civic Voice is a member of the High Streets Task Force (HSTF) – a consortium of organisations helping revitalise England’s high streets and town centres by providing training, guidance and data to the people who make them. the HSTF is being led by our partners at the Institute of Place Management. You can check them out at where you will find guge amounts of information relating to best practice for towns and high streets.

The Task Force is currently building up a register of experts, mentors and facilitators to provide direct support to local authorities and local communities. Experts, as leaders and champions from the placemaking sectors, will receive the remuneration for participating.

For more details about becoming an expert facilitator or for general information about the High Streets Task Force, sign up for notification on the TaskForce website at:

Commenting on the progress, Simon Quin, Executive Director of the High Streets Task Force, said:

“We know that High Streets and town centres face significant challenges and they need to reinvent themselves if they are to be the thriving heart of communities again. There are many ideas out there but it is often hard to turn these into action. Through its experts and targeted products and services the Task Force will provide the support that is needed for local place leadership to make things happen. We are now at a stage where we can test our approach in a number of different locations. We look forward to learning from that experience and making the support even more relevant.”

Civic Voice is also putting together a new guide to celebrate how community groups are championing the high street. Get in touch with Sophie Mason at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and we can talk more!