A huge Thanks to all of you who joined our first Place Network Meeting today, 26th June. We had a phenomenal turnout, with around 60 people from across the district, representing a wide range of businesses & organisations as well as individuals; all with a passion for our place.
Holding a large networking meeting online is very different to gathering together in person; and the technology doesn’t come without its own challenges – but there was absolutely no mistaking the interest, energy, focus and enthusiasm among the group.
We had updates on what the Place Leadership Group have been up to since we launched in March; we re-capped The Harrogate Story and the four themes; we heard some amazing examples of places in the UK that have used their own place networks to bring about real tangible change. There was an update on the Economic Recovery Framework from the Chief Executive of Harrogate Borough Council and we had some great questions – and answers!
As one of our speakers John Till put it ‘you can’t just leave it up to everybody else to do stuff – you have to get involved. And the potential when everybody works together is incredible’.
The meeting was recorded and the full unedited video, complete with a couple of technical hitches, is here.
If you missed the meeting and would like to find out more about how you can get involved in future meetings please use the contact forms on this site to drop us a note.