I started this morning off ‘launching’ the Wandsworth Enterprise Week at the first event, a session on social enterprise.
It is one of those coincidences that as I was visiting family, thinking about the decline of my coastal home town the Centre for Social Justice was publishing its report Turning the Tide on the decline of coastal towns.
Nick Boles recent suggestion that empty retail be more easily converted into residential property left me somewhat conflicted: part of me felt he was right, local authorities should be able to do what they want with their local plans.
For a long time it felt like my job on the council was explaining the council’s parking policy to business.
Once again the Local Data Company are trying to make headlines with their regular report on the state of Britain’s high streets.