Plan to make town centre thrive

Mayor Wyn Kidger and Rachael Kennedy plan to make Morley town centre thrive.
Mayor Wyn Kidger and Rachael Kennedy plan to make Morley town centre thrive.
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A new executive board has been formed with the sole purpose of revitalising Morley Town Centre.

Led by Coun Wyn Kidger and Town Events Manager Rachael Kennedy, with representatives from local shops, businesses, Morley Chamber, Morley Town Council, White Rose Shopping Centre and other key stakeholders, the group has been formed to make strategic decisions about the town centre and to develop an action plan with the key aim of ensuring Morley town centre is thriving and sustainable by 2020.

Coun Kidger said: “The group is one of 10 town teams working with Manchester Met University on a national initiative High Street UK 2020.

“Academics visited Morley earlier this year to spend time with the executive board to fully understand the demographics of the town centre centre and the needs of local residents, shoppers and visitors of Morley.”

Rachael Kennedy said “This is a really exciting time for Morley.

“We already have the firm foundations of a sound high street with a growing number of independent retailers on Queen Street and in Morley Market.

“ The long-awaited addition of Wetherspoon’s also provides a much need anchor at the quieter end of town.

“One priority for the Executive Board will be to promote Morley town centre to new audiences and encourage people to spend time in our town centre as their destination of choice for shopping and leisure.”