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2013: Decline of our High Streets and Town Centres

2013 AGM

Delegates at the 2013 AGM on 1 June passed an NFWI Board resolution on the 'decline of our high streets and town centres' with an 87% majority:

'The NFWI notes with concern the continuing decline of our high streets and the damaging effect this has on local communities. We call on every member of the WI to support their local shops and make the high street their destination of choice for goods and services. We call on decision-makers to work collectively, at all levels, to help bring an end to the decline of our high streets and to ensure that high streets flourish and provide a focal point for local communities.'

Read the 2013 resolution speeches here:

Marylyn Haines Evans, NFWI Board - Proposer's Speech

Sybil Graham, Cheshire Federation - Seconder's Speech

Shaun Spiers, CPRE - supporting the resolution

William McKee CBE, Accessible Retail, against the resolution

Read about the WI's SOS for High Streets campaign here