Ashington Town Team was set up in 2012 to bring together businesses, community organisations and other partners to re-establish the town centre as an attractive shopping and leisure destination.
The Chair of Ashington Town Team is Sir John Hall, developer of the Metro Centre and former Chairman of Newcastle United Football Club. Sir John is passionate about his hometown and said 'We can't rest on our laurels, these are interesting and challenging times for town centres across the country and Ashington is no exception. There are opportunities on the horizon that could really make a difference to Ashington town centre such as the the proposed development of the Northumberland County Council HQ which will kick start regeneration'.
The Town Team is currently working on a number of priorities including:
- the creation of a 'wider vision' for the streetscape in the town centre retail area
- developing a programme of events focused on the town centre; and
- working with other key partners, including Ashington Town Council and Arch, to influence future developments
For more information on the work of the Ashington Town Team contact the Town Team Co-ordinator on tel: 01670 620 385 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Town Team can also be found on Twitter: @AshingtonTown and Facebook: Ashington Town Team.