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Engagement : Business Drop In

Over the course of the project make:good will be dropping in on businesses across the Dartmouth Area to find out what their priorities are for the future of the area and for their businesses.

On their first drop in make:good spoke to a number of businesses along Highgate Road and York Rise. All the businesses they spoke to want to encourage more footfall to the area and their ideas for doing this ranged from:

-Having more office spaces in the area so there is more daytime economy during the week which supports the businesses

-Creating a theme/ brand for the shops that makes it a destination

-Creating walking routes/ maps or an app about the Dartmouth Park that encourages walks through the streets with shops

-Creating more social spaces (benches) for people to stay on the streets with shops longer

-Designing places for young people to enjoy along streets with shops so they can support the businesses after school hours

make:good will continue to speak to businesses in the area. If you have not heard from them yet then please contact them on or call on: 0203 735 7629


DPNF website update

We are in the process of updating the website so that information about the DPNF Plan is easy to access and comment upon.

Over the coming weeks the Forum will be initiating a community engagement programme to ensure that the views of the community are fully represented in the plan.

A huge amount has been achieved by a tenacious group of people who have dedicated time and expertise into making the DPNF Plan a reality.

The next few months will see this work take shape in a policy document that will offer a clear vision for future development in the local area.