Reviving the high street – opportunities for sport and leisure

Thursday 9th May 11:05 - 11:45

The crisis on UK high streets could leave 100,000 shops empty within a decade. With loss of footfall from online shopping, how can town centres compete, remain relevant and create experiences to attract people back to their high streets.

How can town centres repopulate and reinvigorate, what alternative approaches can be implemented – with a view to creating community hubs.

What role will physical activity and leisure play in reviving the high street – improving economic growth, community cohesion and increasing activity levels.


Huw Edwards, CEO at ukactive


Martin Reeves, Chief Executive at Coventry City Council