High Streets – whatever form they take – resonate with us wherever we might find ourselves in the UK. They are places where we are able to access the goods and services that sustain us, meet and greet friends and neighbours, and encounter new people who we may never have met otherwise. The very nature of High Streets is that they came into existence to meet a range of different needs; ostensibly retail but never confined to such, and are constantly responding and adapting to the changing needs of communities across the UK. The temptation is strong to come up with a 'model' High Street but this ignores what exists already and the wonderful variations of form they take.
How can we work together to ensure accessible High Streets for all in perpetuity?