High Streets SOS campaign

Tivyside Advertiser: Marylyn Haines-Evans, chairman of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes public affairs committee; Martin Blackwell, chief executive of the Association of Town and City Management; Elin Jones AM; and Ann Jones, chair of the National Federatio Marylyn Haines-Evans, chairman of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes public affairs committee; Martin Blackwell, chief executive of the Association of Town and City Management; Elin Jones AM; and Ann Jones, chair of the National Federatio

Elin Jones, AM for Ceredigion, is supporting a campaign by the National Federation of Women’s Institutes to revitalize our high streets and town centres.

At an event held at the National Assembly for Wales last week, AMs heard about the WI’s ‘High Streets SOS’ campaign from Wales chairman Ann Jones, of Llanddewi Brefi, and Marylyn Haines Evans, the chair of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes’ public affairs committee.

The Association of Town and City Management and the Welsh Retail Consortium also took part in the event, which aimed to share ideas on creating a viable future for high streets and town centres in Wales.

Elin Jones said: “We all know that changing shopping habits and economic difficulties mean that these are challenging times for high streets and town centres in places such as Ceredigion.

“But, as demonstrated by the recent meeting of traders in Lampeter, there are people with the positive ideas and vision to make a real difference.

“I’m happy to support the WI’s campaign to help secure a prosperous future for our town centres. The WI is doing great work in bringing together ideas for the future, and in engaging with policy-makers at all levels.”

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