Graham Long

Gravesend's Town Centre Initiative has worked hard to maintain a town centre that is attractive, lively and prosperous, as a place where people want to be, a centre where we can shop, work live and play.

Gravesend was one of the first towns in Kent to establish a Town Centre Management scheme and one of the first to establish a true working partnership between the private and public sectors. Since its inception in 1991 the initiative has demonstrated that partnership and determination to get results are the key to a better town centre.

Today more than ever before, town centres need to be thought about and cared for if they are to thrive as the focus and heart of their communities. Gravesend, given its location close to two of the largest regional Shopping Centres in Europe, has faired at least as well as its competitors and better than many. This has been done by exploiting existing advantages and promoting initiatives.

The aim is to create an attractive, lively and prosperous town centre, as a place where people want to be, a centre where we can shop, work, live and play

E'Mail: graham.long@gravesham.gov.uk