All About Towns: Harnessing Hope In Britain’s Communities Panel Debate
Following the launch of the Prospect and Joseph Rowntree Foundation led report, All About Towns: Harnessing Hope in Britain’s Communities.
A generation ago the term “inner cities” was code for life on the wrong side of the tracks. Since then, happily, the metropolis has fought back. It’s not just inner London, but also the hearts of Manchester, Bristol, Leeds and other great English cities that have enjoyed a renaissance.
While Brexit dominates the headlines, people are deeply concerned about the things that build cohesive communities: good jobs, low crime and quality housing. However, towns like Oldham have seen industrial decline and many of the old jobs go.
So what must be done?
All About Towns: Harnessing Hope in Britain’s Communities, with contributions from across the political spectrum, calls for much greater devolution to the regions, a proper plan to guide investment to where it is needed and a focus on new economic opportunities.
November 13 2019 18:00 - 19:30
2 Queen Anne's Gate, London, SW1H 9AA
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Join Prospect on Wednesday 13th November,as we discuss with our expert panel:
- Ben Bradley MP
- Lisa Nandy MP
- Sean Fielding, Leader of Oldham Council
- Jennifer Williams, Manchester Evening News
- Claire Ainsley, Executive Director, Joseph Rountree Foundation
Chaired by,Tom Clark, Editor, Prospect magazine to discuss how the 21st century has been kind to many cities, but much less so to our towns.
We do look forward in welcoming you to this fascinating and timely debate on a pressing issue.