New City Centre Taskforce launches

Published: 20 March 2024

The members of the City Centre Taskforce standing outside of the Council Chamber

The City Centre Taskforce met for the first time to address key city centre issues

Another key manifesto pledge has been delivered with the launch of the new taskforce to tackle short-term issues in the city centre.  

The Taskforce, chaired by Councillor Nadine Peatfield, Cabinet Member for City Centre, Regeneration, Culture and Tourism, held its first meeting on Friday (15 March) to address key city centre issues. The group will draw together activity being undertaken by partners in the city centre, to address some of the challenges such as safety, empty shops and the quality of the city centre streets.  

The group will identify a number of short-term achievable tasks that will contribute towards increasing footfall in the city centre and making it a better place for everyone.  

Examples of the tasks explored included temporary wayfinding across the city and developing an action plan with partners to tackle issues such as begging.   

Councillor Nadine Peatfield, Cabinet Member for City Centre, Regeneration, Culture & Tourism said:  

I was very pleased to chair the first City Centre Taskforce meeting which aims to drive new initiatives to tackle short-term city centre issues, as well as monitor work which is already happening to achieve our shared outcomes.  

There is lots going on in Derby at the moment with some major construction projects underway. We’ll be working with stakeholders across the city centre to focus on short term quick wins which will make our city centre an attractive place to be whilst our longer term plans come on stream.”

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