Redeveloping City Centres with a focus on tourism
I believe the we need to look in new, exciting and innovative ways to redevelop our already struggling high streets after lockdown. We should looks at redeveloping these areas into entertainment and tourism sectors as well as local independent businesses rather than continuing to bail out larger companies who are struggling to compete with online sales. For example, Newport has a massive tourism industry waiting to be unlocked with its castle (thst continues to be ignored by the local council) and other historical sites such as the Newport ship, the Transporter bridge, The Roman Ampithestre a short drive away in Caerleon as well as the Newport Museum. We should be looking into developing this promising tourism industry and also looking at reimagining Friars Walk into an entertainment and service sector area with more restaurants and venues rather than propping up struggling shops such as Debenhams
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