#b2b #breakfastbriefing @SandyPark 29.11.13 - John Harvey, @ExeterCCM

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  • #b2b #breakfastbriefing @SandyPark 29.11.13 - John Harvey, @ExeterCCM

    1. 1. John Harvey City Centre Manager #b2b Business Breakfast City Centre Strategy
    2. 2. Context  Last decade – period of major change, renewal & investment  Excellent record of investment/low vacancy rates – no basis for complacency going forward  The most significant squeeze on public finances in decades  Capital expenditure  Re-gearing of the relationship between business and public authorities
    3. 3. Key Aims  A sustainable, resilient & competitive City Centre  A vibrant City Centre which offers attractions for all  A welcoming and safe evening and night-time environment  A better first impression  A clean, well maintained and safe environment
    4. 4. Key Issues…       Extensive listening exercise… Building on a decade of change… What sort of City Centre do we want? Action Plan – organic & progress review… A developing picture… A challenging landscape… Positioning to meet the challenges of e-commerce & mobile technology…Economic pressures…
    5. 5. Key Issues…  First impressions…  The independent sector…Uniqueness… Dwell time…  Making the most of unique quarters – and links to with the Quayside…  Role for business…  Fresh look at areas – opportunity to build new partnerships… Evening and night-time economy…
    6. 6. Focus on the evening & Night-time economy…  Further cementing Café Society  A vibrant evening and late-night economy – attracting the broadest cross-section of the population  Safe Zone  Using and strengthening existing partnerships – such as EBAC  Taxis & transport
    7. 7. Observations…  Recorded crime… Actual crime…  Overall crime = moving in the right direction ENTE crime = unacceptably static  Exeter’s statistically a ‘safe city’ – but there are real night-time challenges and challenges around perceptions of safety  City Centre as a ‘shop window’  Alcohol related problems a challenge nationally…  …but opportunities for Exeter to be an exemplar of best practice
    8. 8. Successes to date…  Exeter Alcohol, Violence & Night Time Economy Group (EAVNTE)  H2O Project  Community Alcohol Partnership  Taxi Marshall Scheme  CCTV – link in to Police Control at Middlemoor
    9. 9. John Harvey Contacts: Twitter – www.twitter.com/exeterccm Mobile – 07885 760 496 e-mail – john.harvey@exeter.gov.uk

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