In 2008 a series of exploratory meetings took place between the Borough Council and various members of the local business community and other organisations to discuss ways of improving the Town Centre. Now in its 10th year the Partnership is a growing and influential organisation run by business people for business people.
The town centre has over 350 businesses of all types and sizes, and the partnership provides the opportunity for all businesses to work together for the benefit of the town centre, as well as helping individual businesses.
It is important that we continue with what we have started – Town Centres that have BIDs, Partnerships and similar business support networks thrive above those that don’t.
We are in a fast-moving challenging environment with Town Centres being affected by changing High Streets, technology and a ‘shift’ in consumer spending.
The challenge is for every Town Centre Partnership to respond imaginatively and to work collectively as a group to encourage and support the growth of existing and new businesses in the Town Centre. Members play a vital part in shaping our Town Centres.
As a Partnership we are here to enhance and develop the qualities of the Town Centre and maximise on the opportunities open to us taking into account:
The Partnership brings together expertise and resources to focus on issues which we collectively agree are important. The emphasis is in sharing information, skills, concerns and responsibilities.
By becoming a member you will be part of an organisation that is dedicated to:
The partnership is a non-for profit organisation, membership fees are used to help deliver our aims.
Members have their own page on the website as well as being incuded in a listing of all town centre businesses.
Over 2,000 people have signed up to receive the TCP newsletter with information about our members including events and offers. A monthly newsletter is also sent out to our members with valuable information about the town centre.
Members have the opportunity to advertise at the Waterfront multi-storey car park and in the Christmas in Stafford magazine.