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Regeneration board to help shape the future of High Wycombe

| December 11, 2020

A new regeneration board is poised to start work in 2021 to help shape the future of High Wycombe.

Steve Bowles, the Cabinet Member for Town Centre Regeneration at Buckinghamshire Council, visited High Wycombe this week meeting local leaders and dropping in to talk to businesses.

During the visit Cllr Bowles was joined by Cllr Arif Hussain who heads up the High Wycombe Community Board and Melanie Williams the Chief Executive of High Wycombe Business Improvement District (HWBidCo) and a member of Buckinghamshire Council’s economic development team.

As they walked round different areas in the town, they were busy discussing future regeneration opportunities and ideas for the town. Along the way they were meeting and talking to business owners to find out more about their concerns and aspirations.

Steve Bowles said: ‘Next year I’ll be working with local councillors and stakeholders to launch a High Wycombe Regeneration Board. We’ll be working together with a whole range of people including local members, representatives from the Town Committee and the local Community Board.

I’m really looking forward to working alongside people from Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Bucks Business First and HWBidCo as well as hearing from local businesses and local residents – people who live and work in the town and who come to visit or shop.

All our town centres need to adapt and move forwards. High Wycombe is proud of its past and our new regeneration board will be working as a team to make it fit for the future too.

*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.

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