Presentation to Pennon Group Business Club, 23.07.13

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    1. 1. John Harvey City Centre Manager ‘Exeter – Challenges & Opportunities’ Presentation to Pennon Group Business Club
    2. 2.  Last decade – period of major change, renewal & investment…  Record of investment second to none within the regional context…  Low vacancy rates…  But no basis for complacency going forward…  The most significant squeeze on public finances in decades…  Re-gearing of the relationship between business and public authorities… Current Position
    3. 3.  A strong platform on which to build…  On-going discussion/dialogue/debate – wide- ranging consultation exercise been undertaken  Remains an iterative process – but clear deadlines  Timetable…  No ‘absolutes’ in the draft document as it stands…  Strategy will be owned by the City Centre Management Partnership, with widespread buy-in essential… New City Centre Strategy Mapping out a bright future...
    4. 4.  Strengthening Exeter City Centre’s competitive advantage  A vibrant, welcoming and safe evening and night- time economy  A better first impression  A vibrant centre which offers attractions for all  A clean, well maintained and even safer environment Key Aims
    5. 5.  ‘What sort of City Centre do we want?’  Driving a visionary agenda – and ensuring realism  Maintaining the momentum of change, renewal and investment  Being honest about our weaknesses and threats  Positioning to meet the challenges of e- commerce & m-commerce  Role for business  Making the most of unique quarters – and links with the Quayside Key Issues (1)
    6. 6.  First impressions  Broadening-out from the focus on the daytime and retail economy  ‘Extending the day’ – connecting ‘day’, ‘evening’ and ‘night-time’ economies  ‘Safe City’ – welcoming to all, at all hours  Transportation & car parking  Strengthening links with education providers, University & College  BID Key Issues (2)
    7. 7.  What’s happening? …perception vs. reality Key Issues (3) 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 5000 May05_Apr06 May06_Apr07 May07_Apr08 May08_Apr09 May09_Apr10 May10_Apr11 May11_Apr12 May12_Apr13 Numberofoffences Year Exeter City ENTE all offences excluding domestic violence - 1st May 2005 to 30th April 2013 Non ENTE ENTE
    8. 8. John Harvey Contacts: e-mail – john.harvey@exeter.gov.uk Mobile – 07795 438 297 Twitter – www.twitter.com/exeterccm LinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/in/JohnHarveyExeterCCM Slideshare – http://www.slideshare.net/exeterccm
    9. 9. John Harvey Contacts: e-mail – john.harvey@exeter.gov.uk Mobile – 07795 438 297 Twitter – www.twitter.com/exeterccm LinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/in/JohnHarveyExeterCCM Slideshare – http://www.slideshare.net/exeterccm

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