The easing of restrictions is going to be a critical time for businesses and public spaces. Together we can get our economy moving again.
For Coventry and Warwickshire businesses and retailers preparing to reopen, there is a unique opportunity to make their community the social connection capital of the country.
On Thursday 29 April from 4pm to 5.30pm, we are hosting an online summit to share plans to boost social connection in the city and county by building a movement. A movement that builds a better, kinder, flourishing future.
To say that the last year has been tough is an understatement. Come and join us for open discussion, a dose of optimism and practical commitment to action.
There is an urgent conversation we need to have about the future of our high streets and town centres – now as we unlock and also into the future.
Grapevine believes that many of the social connections we’ve missed and lost since Covid began will be rekindled and rebuilt in and around our businesses.
It’ll be conversations over cups of coffee in cafes, over drinks in pubs, between cashiers and customers at tills and between people in your aisles.
We all know our town centres need to be destinations that are about more than shops but places for sociability and belonging if they are to recover now and sustain into the future.
We’ll look at two big questions:
- How do we improve our recovery prospects by making sure behind our shop fronts, the door opens onto a range of experiences for socialising and belonging?
- How can we make sure connection sociability and belonging are hardwired into reimagining the futures of our high streets and suburban core?
What are your dreams and hopes for Coventry’s high streets and city centre in the months and years to come?
What is your vision for thriving, connected urban places where people come together, forge relationships and feel like they belong whoever they are?
Join this summit – YOUR summit – to reimagine the future of our high streets and city centre for all people who call Coventry home.
Share plans for ways to boost social connection, swap advice and strategies and build a bigger movement for Coventry and Warwickshire to become the social connection capital of the country in the years to come. Join the summit now.