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Meeting: 17/06/2021 - West Central Area Committee (Item 16)

City Centre Recovery


Chair left.Chair gave apologies and left the meeting due to another appointment


The Head of Streets and Open Spaces gave an information update on the City Centre Recovery.


In response to Members’ discussion, the Head of Streets and Opens Spaces provided the following responses:

  i.  Noted that the new Visit Cambridge would aim to promote accommodation and visitor attractions in Cambridge once developed, similarly to the previous destination management organisation, Visit Cambridge and Beyond.

  ii.  Noted the new destination management organisation would be committed to working with partners to ensure the city develops a sustainable tourism market offer.

  iii.  Highlighted the immediate work on the City Centre Recovery in response to Covid-19. Recognised there had been changes in the retail market and shopping behaviours nationally. Noted the need to respond to such changes with the help of organisations such as the High Street Task Force that provide support on the long-term planning of city centres and high streets.