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Place for Twons and Cities Magazine issue 18

High Street Heroes continue to inspire

Many years ago (well, about five, actually) when Mark Barnes launched Revive & Thrive it was in part off the back of a Twitter campaign he created and ran called “Retweet for towns” day – #RT4towns.If you are high street heroes download Revive & Thrive's Place for Towns and Cities Magazine here.  Issue 18 is out now

The campaign was incredibly successful, with 4,600 unique tweets from nearly 1,000 discrete accounts that hit timelines globally around 6,000,000 times over the space of 24 hours.

For me, the most remarkable thing was that, of those 4,600 tweets, only one keyboard warrior took to Twitter to berate the place they lived in – every single other tweet was a positive take on the places that high street heroes love up and down the country. 

Over the last week or so, I’ve been doing a little more research than usual into what people are doing in their places up and down the country and it inspires me as much now as it did four years ago how much people are passionate about the places they live and work in.

Every month we publish lots of stories about these projects and initiatives (and we’d always be happy to publish more, so please do let us know what you’re up to!), and whether it’s about celebrating success, delivering innovative and unique events, creating fabulous experiences,
supporting the businesses in our communities or lobbying for change or improvements, the capacity that people have for improving their places always impresses and humbles me.

So, well done to all of you! Whatever part you play in supporting your town, city, village or high street, you are a High Street Super Hero (a nickname once bestowed on me, but I don’t like to talk about that…!). Keep up the good fight to make our places the best that they can be – and
don’t forget to tell us how you are doing so.

Matt Powell
Revive & Thrive Director
E: matthew@reviveandthrive.co.uk

P: 03330 124285