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Reimagine Session: Town Centre First in practice


Friday 24 November, 1pm-2pm

Online via Zoom.

Register your free place.


This Reimagine Session will focus on the Town Centre First Policy in practice.

The Town Centre First policy aims to “create town centres that function as viable, vibrant and attractive locations for people to live, work and visit, while also functioning as the service, social, cultural and recreational hub for the local community.”

In 2023, the twenty-six pilot towns selected to take part in Phase One developed their Town Centre First Plans.

During this webinar you will hear about the development of one such plan, for Clara in County Offaly, from three perspectives. First you will hear from National Town Centre First Coordinator Mairéad Hunt on the national picture and the Town Centre First Policy as a framework for placemaking. Olwen Cummins, Town Regeneration Officer for Offaly County Council, will speak about establishing a Town Team and her role supporting the community through the process of developing a plan for their town. Finally, Bernie Henry, chair of the Clara Town Team, will discuss how the community of Clara approached the Town Centre First process and delivered a positive vision for the future of their town.

Join us to learn how Town Centre First is establishing Ireland’s first consistent approach to placemaking and how you can access available resources.

This event may be of particular interest for those considering applying for Hometown Architect project funding.


Photo: Clara, Co. Offaly, courtesy of Town Centre First National Office.