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Date published: 9th May 2024

Please note the new date for the Place Making Workshop is now Thursday 20 June, 2024

As part of the Government’s High Streets Task Force programme of support for Stalham High Street, North Norfolk District Council is hosting a Place Making Workshop at Stalham Poppy Centre on Thursday, 20 June 2024. This workshop aims to deliver a Placemaking Action Plan for Stalham.

Led by an independent expert from the High Streets Task Force for England, this workshop provides you with a chance to contribute to shaping the future of your high street. From exploring big changes needed to enhance its appeal to identifying blockages hindering local involvement, this event will support the development of a Placemaking Action Plan for Stalham.

The event will feature Professor Steve Millington, Director of the Institute of Place Management, promising insightful discussions, case studies, and networking opportunities.


Arrival (Tea and coffee will be available on arrival)


  • Introduction: why is the Taskforce in Stalham?  Ground rules.
  • Big Changes in UK High Streets.
  • Group exercise: what big changes are needed to make your high street more attractive and fit for the future?

                      Short break


  • A look at projects taking place elsewhere, placemaking ideas, events, greening and creative concepts.
  • Group exercise: what blockages need to be removed to enable local businesses and community groups to get more involved in supporting the high street?

                      Optional Short break


  • Placemaking Action Plan for Stalham
  • Taskforce will outline a plan to write a Placemaking Action Plan for Stalham, inviting you to share as many ideas as possible, that you think could be delivered quickly and led by local business and community organisations.




Who should attend?

Anyone who would like to make a difference to Stalham. If you are a business owner, involved with or a leader of a community group, work in Stalham, or are a resident of Stalham, this is your opportunity to contribute towards an action plan for Stalham.

How to book

If you would like to attend this workshop, please confirm your attendance by emailing

Cllr John Toye, portfolio holder for Economic Growth, said:

"I am delighted that we can bring this workshop to Stalham. This is a real opportunity for the community to be actively involved in helping shape the future of your Stalham Town with independent expert guidance.

Stalham is a town with a rich history, and this is part of the journey into its future story for our next generations.”

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Last updated: 17th May 2024