Brackley’s new Town Centre Manager wants to bring a buzz back to the High Street


The joint role covers Brackley and Towcester

A new town centre manager is planning to help revitalise Brackley whilst promoting the area for investment and business growth.   Samantha Hosking took up her post as Town Centre Manager a month ago.   The role also covers nearby Towcester.

As a resident in the aera she is hoping to bring a buzz back to both town’s high streets.

Working for West Northamptonshire Council in partnership with the town councils, she will coordinate and lead on a programme of improvements and innovations to help the local economy thrive.   Its hoped this will improve the appeal of the towns to visitors and businesses.

The new role is being funded as part of a Section 106 financial contribution made by local developers as part of their planning permission.

Mrs Hosking plans to establish relationships with local businesses, voluntary organisations and the wider community.

She said: “I can’t wait to make a start and meet with residents and businesses. I am very passionate about improving my local area and supporting business sustainability and growth. I want to bring a buzz back to our high streets.

“These market towns are full of hidden gems with lots of small, independent businesses and I’m confident that by working with the great people who live and work here, we can continue to make these towns thriving places for everyone to enjoy.”

Councillor Daniel Lister, West Northamptonshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Town Centre Regeneration and Growth said: “We in West Northamptonshire Council have strong ambitions to broaden the attractiveness of the town centres in terms of their wider leisure and commercial appeal and will look to encourage visitors from far and wide by showcasing the fantastic offer available in both town centres.

“I’d like to extend my congratulations on this well-deserved appointment and I look forward to working closely with Samantha and both Town Councils, whom all share our ambition and drive to deliver economic prosperity.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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