In these current economic and social crcumstances Penrith town centre, and high streets throughout the UK, are presented with a set of unique challenges. One of which is to encourage people back into the town centre.
A major part of this relies on a revitalisation and collective conscience in improving attitudes towards our town centre. We have been taking Pride in Penrith through the award-winning ‘Greening Penrith’ initiative which has transformed the appearance of the town through colourful flower displays, and expanded the number and coverage of businesses participating with baskets and planters. Penrith was described as ‘The Jewel in Cumbria’s crown!’ by judges for Britain in Bloom.
The town’s Christmas Sparkle has also been hugely successful and each of these initiatives have achieved very high levels of satisfaction from the business community (83% and 77% respectively).