Campaign for Twenty Town Teams in Bristol

TownCentred led a campaign in Bristol to influence leading mayoral candidates to include a policy to launch Town Teams across the city should they be successful in the November 2012 election (the first of its kind for a UK regional city).

The campaign relied largely on a website and pressed leaders of Bristol High Street and Town Centre Trader organisations to press their members to sign up to a charter that would then be sent - with signatories to the mayoral candidates. 

The campaign promoted the importance of the issues as follows: 



The Charter itself stated:

We, the undersigned recognise the benefits of traditional high streets and town centres as a key element of a healthy, inclusive, sustainable and enjoyable way of life. We acknowledge the rights of people to visit safely and to enjoy high quality local centres at any time. We are committed to harnessing the changes currently impacting these local centres by calling for:

The outcome was nearly 200 signatories - mostly from businesses - and the support of the two leading mayoral candidates - ie George Ferguson and Marvin Rees (Labour) the former winning the election.