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Town centres

Our town centres are at the heart of our communities. But they are facing serious challenges.

The growth of internet shopping and large out-of-town retailers has squeezed many town centres. We must help them adapt to changing markets, and build on their strengths.

With local council partners and private sector experts we're assessing the risks and opportunities facing our eight main centres (Altrincham, Ashton, Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Wigan).

We're devising solutions to changing consumer demands, and local councils are looking at new ways to attract people by exploiting the unique characteristics of each town centre

Town Centre Review

To find out more about our town centre initiatives, please read our Greater Manchester Town Centre Review report.