Why we do this

Two in five people in the UK live in towns, yet towns struggle for attention in the public policy arena – too often crowded out by legitimate but powerful metropolitan and rural interests. Discussions on towns too often focus merely on saving or preserving rather than progressing or rethinking. As one of the largest policy and practice organisations in the UK to be towns-based, the Trust is seeking to play a leading role in supporting the development of town’s policy and innovative practice in our towns.