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3R Toolkit; Driving recovery in your place


Prime Minister Boris Johnson has now set out government plans for the managed lifting of COVID-19 restrictions over the coming days, weeks and months, which can be read here. This will allow the economy to restart and town and city centres to re-open. BIDs, town centre managers and local authorities will be crucial throughout this process.

Today, we launch a new toolkit to assist in that process and to prepare local stakeholders for the work that lies ahead. We have all learned much about the importance of keeping the so-called ‘R’ value below 1, meaning that rates of reinfection decline. This will be vital for every recovery plan which will include 3 ‘R’ elements (see below).


1.     Reset – Town and city centres were already undergoing a period of dramatic change, even ahead of COVID-19. What was going on? Will COVID create new challenges or has it just quickened the pace? What will town and city centres be like once the re-open and what will they require to survive? 

2.     Restart – Places shut down overnight but, if international lessons are anything to go by, the period of re-opening and re-engaging with consumers will take much longer. What does this process look and feel like? Who should do what? What are the challenges that lie ahead? 

3.     Recover – Most urban centres will be irreversibly changed as a result of COVID and will require new ways of thinking as to their future viability, planning, redevelopment and repurposing. What will be the purpose of town and city centres in the future? How will we use them differently? What will vacant spaces by filled by?

This new Toolkit will allow BID Managers and others involved with place management to plan ahead, learning lessons from the past and thinking about the likely future. It will focus upon the immediate challenges as well as the longer-term objective. High Streets will change and the 3R Toolkit will provide place managers with the skills to plan for and to lead the transformation process.


Online Course - 3R Toolkit 

The Toolkit will be explained in a series of 2.5 online training courses, taking you through a process which will put you at the heart of your places recovery. 

To find out more about these courses please contact us on contact@britishbids.info or find out more here.

Book your place now.

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