Call You and Yours: The future of our high streets

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It's predicted that one in five shops could disappear from our high streets in the next five years and research commissioned by You and Yours shows that attempts to stop the decline are having mixed results.

What more should be done to secure the future of our high streets? Julian Worricker puts your views to a panel of experts at the Corn Exchange in Bedford.

What would tempt you to use your local shops more often?
If you run a high-street business what would make life easier for you?
Or, is time to simply give up on some of our high streets?

On the panel:
High street veteran Bill Grimsey who has worked as a senior manager for the likes of Tesco, Iceland and Focus DIY.
Helen Dickinson chair of the British Retail Consortium, whose members account for eighty percent of all retail spending in the UK,
Mark Prisk MP, the Minister responsible for our town centres and high streets.


Presenter: Julian Worricker
Producer: Joe Kent.

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55 minutes

Last on

Tue 4 Jun 2013 12:04
BBC Radio 4 LW only

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