From 1st January 2017, Alcester Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Partnership were invited to join the Warwickshire Towns Network. The network is chaired by Warwickshire County Council Team for Towns centres and Tourism. Town Centre Leaders and BID Managers from across the whole of Warwickshire meet quarterly to share news, ideas, strategy, funding opportunities and more. Guest speakers and presentations feature insightful information on a range of subjects including Digital Strategy and infrastructure , Data collection and interpretation, Town centre marketing, Retail training, Regional networking and Collaborative partnerships. Alcester’s membership marks us as the first Market Town in Warwickshire to be invited and allows us to be at the forefront of a new pioneering project by Warwickshire County Council to support the smaller towns in the region.