Royal boost for Dunfermline’s ‘Healthy High Street’ campaign
Friday, 17 February 2017
Dunfermline High Street has been given a boost from HRH Prince of Wales at an event in London to celebrate how businesses can work with their communities to create a fairer society.
The event showcased the Healthy High Streets programme run by the Prince’s charity, Business in the Community, to transform struggling high streets.
Local teams are supported by large business such as Santander, Boots, Marks and Spencer, and the Kingsgate Centre, as well as Shmooz and TaxAssist, who have joined over the last year. They all bring their skills and expertise to build partnerships that benefit towns.
The Healthy High Street team has been able to assist The Sweet Shop in James Street with a major refurbishment and the next in line to be helped with a facelift is the Advice Hub in Douglas Street.
Dunfermline was one of five towns to be invited to the prestigious event and the only Scottish representative.
The Prince spoke to Dunfermline Healthy High Street representatives Lisa Edwards, from Dunfermline Delivers and Hazel Mapleson, manager at the Boots Kingsgate store and chair of the local Healthy High Street group.
Lisa said, “The Prince of Wales was very interested in what we’re doing and was asking a lot of questions about initiatives taking place in Dunfermline.
“We were able to talk to and present Dunfermline to over 300 retail chains and business owners, advertising what our town has to offer on matters such as retail space, digital journey, events and history.
“It really helps put Dunfermline on the map being represented at an event such as this.”
Dunfermline has been part of the programme from the beginning and it ends in June this year.