4. People Changing Places. Martyn Coltman

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Martyn Coltman, Chairman of the Bridlington Renaissance Partnership and Chairman of Bridlington Town Team

Presented how Bridlington has engaged it's community in the renaissance process.

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4. People Changing Places. Martyn Coltman

  1. 1. People Changing places… ..like Bridlington by Martyn Coltman Chair Bridlington Renaissance Partnership & Town Team
  2. 2. A little light-hearted floral advice…
  3. 3. Preparation & dedication…
  4. 4. ...will reap the rewards…
  5. 5. Keep it windswept & interesting…
  6. 6. Be alternative - Our Easter baskets!
  7. 7. Create real Hope for the future…
  8. 8. Show Leadership in Partnership
  9. 9. Avoid going round in circles…!
  10. 10. Make it a colourful voyage…
  11. 11. ..and everyone should stay in the pink!
  12. 12. Get people involved from day 1
  13. 13. Get everyone round the table..!
  14. 14. The timeline… •  2002 - Town Team •  2003 - Town Charter •  2004 - Masterplan •  2005/6 - Urban Realm •  2007-2010 - Major Schemes unroll • 2011-2020 The Really Big Stuff!
  15. 15. Halcyon Days… 1959 Bringing Back the style, and quality for which Bridlington was once renowned
  16. 16. 2009
  17. 17. Fighting off an image problem •  “The poor man’s Scarborough!” •  “Bridlington - why would you want to go / live / visit there..?” •  “It’s a bit tacky isn’t it?” •  “It’s seen better days, hasn’t it?” •  “It’s a bit downmarket for us I think…”
  18. 18. The new £21m Spa Bridlington
  19. 19. 1929
  20. 20. 2009
  21. 21. And another £7m on the outside!
  22. 22. New £17m Further Ed. College
  23. 23. So how have WE changed the place? •  Vision, Passion, Commitment, Self-belief • Quick wins, Medium Term wins, Longer term wins •  Leading with cultural investment •  Keeping the public involved •  Marketing of the change - use the media •  Restoring civic pride - public realm •  Animating the new spaces with festivals & events
  24. 24. and how do we keep people involved & bring in new blood..?
  25. 25. Some Bridlington examples…
  26. 26. The Crescent - Before work began
  27. 27. The Crescent - transforming
  28. 28. The Crescent/gardens - complete
  29. 29. Chapel Street - Before
  30. 30. Chapel St. After - Shared Space
  31. 31. Be confident and tell the world.. The process has brought Bridlington great exposure: •  BBC Look North •  BBC National News •  Radio Interviews •  Live BBC News 24 •  Sky News •  National Press
  32. 32. And finally… •  A look at some of the finest planned schemes in Europe •  Guess the locations of the next 5 slides
  33. 33. Amsterdam…?
  34. 34. Harrogate…?
  35. 35. Scarborough..?
  36. 36. Barcelona…?
  37. 37. They are all coming to Bridlington The £250m Town Centre Redevelopment Scheme
  38. 38. And next time you visit… Park & Ride from Whitsuntide
  39. 39. Thank you for listening Any questions..? Martyn Coltman Chair Bridlington Renaissance Partnership & Town Team

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