Welcome to the Harrogate Town Centre Development Group [HTCDG]. A business group run voluntarily by a Steering Committee of Town Centre [TC] Business Professionals with support from and under the umbrella of Harrogate Chamber of Trade and Commerce [HCTC].

The formation of the group comes after the demise of the old retailer’s forum and from concerns raised by Peter Jesper (Local retailer and HCTC Vice President) in the summer of 2011 regarding the health and state of the Town Centre trading environment and the lack of voice and representation that TC businesses were perceived to have.

From a standing start, the group now has a membership of over 100 TC businesses (November 2011) and the Steering Committee is actively lobbying on several areas of concern previously identified by the membership via SWOT analysis and initiatives poll (including Parking charges & issues, TC signage & environment, Buy Local Initiatives, Street & Farmers market issues to name a few).

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The Inaugural Meeting


Interest is welcome from all TC stakeholders and business leaders and we’d welcome your input and feedback (either on TC issues specifically affecting your business, on more general areas or if you’d like to volunteer to assist at committee level etc.).

To register your interest, request inclusion into further mailings, give feedback on current topics and/or to raise new matters of concern, please email our central address and we’ll endeavour to direct your correspondence to the right place.

Chamber Contact: tbc

Town Centre Aims & Objectives

Read the focus group's aims and objectives

Click here to view details as pdf