Just started doing some work for Grove Parish Council on plans for a new ‘community hub’. It reminded me of a report I wrote for the Countryside Agency back in 2003 on one stop shops in market towns. One of them, in Brandon Suffolk, was at the planning stage but similarities with Grove made me check out what had happened. Good to see that the Brandon Centre has now opened, albeit 15 years after it was first suggested!
Also noticed that the One Stop Shop report is no longer on the interweb so here, in the spirit of community sharing, is a reposting of the Setting up One Stop Shops in Market Towns report (1Mb pdf).