Since July last year I have been working with the council and local community groups to develop a new project called the New Malden Town Centre Partnership. It arose in response to the pandemic. The GLA had set up a London Recovery Board, and embarked on an ambitious programme to tackle social, economic and health inequalities and deliver a cleaner, greener London.
One part of the boards mission is to enhance what is good on our High Streets and re-imagine the future in terms of changing public behaviour, this includes engaging with and building stronger communities by bringing together local authorities, community and business groups, cultural and third sector organisations, anchor institutions such as universities, colleges or hospitals, and commercial interests to join forces and develop much-needed capacity to support high street and town centre renewal.
For more information about this please take a look at the High Streets for All and The London Recovery Board webpages and join the New Malden Town centre Partnership by signing up to email updates and the usual social media platforms.
If you would like to know more, have any ideas or skills to volunteer please get in touch.