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welcome to the members of the Association of Town Centre Management who from this month join the list of subscribers to Shopping Centre. From now on we’ll be

Editor’s letter

increasing our coverage of town centre issues. And this couldn’t be more timely as the issue has suddenly risen to the top of the political agenda with the appointment of TV retail pundit Mary Portas as David Cameron’s town centre czar. Of course it’s welcome that

Number Ten has woken up to the fact that there’s a crisis on the high street. But this has all the hallmarks of a political stunt, worthy more of Tony Blair than the coalition, which promised to bring a more serious-minded approach to government. There is a real danger that Portas’s consultation will lapse


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Mary Portas leads town centre review 08 Las Vegas turns to retail for salvation

Commercialisation – report from SPREE 2010 in Las Vegas

Lighting – LED technology is saving centres energy and money

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into another bout of multiple retailer- and developer-bashing when a consensual approach is what is needed. Anyone who has witnessed

the work Portas has done for Westfield as a PR consultant, especially in building the Westfield London brand, cannot fail to be impressed by her energy and drive. If she applies the same attributes to a thorough review of the issues facing our town centres then she might just prove the doubters wrong.

Graham Parker Editor

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