The following information was sent to GDCC by the High Street Tweak project:
“What is High Street Tweak?
High street tweak is a project exploring how local residents, businesses, young people and everyone in between can work together to develop ideas for small improvements to help make our high streets more successful and liveable places.
The project invites local audiences to shape the delivery of a series of tweaks. The tweak might be big or small, physical or digital.
Each high street has been assigned £20,000 to design, develop, build and test the idea.
Between now and June 2021 the high street tweak team will be talking to as many people, organisations and businesses as possible in both Gorgie Dalry about their experiences of their local high street, the challenges the High Street faces and their ideas for how small tweaks might spark long-term improvements.
How do I get involved?
High street tweak takes place in three phases. Here are the ways you can take part in each phase between now and June.
Complete our Survey!
Mar – Apr 2021
To help us better understand Dalkeith and Gorgie Dalry, complete our short survey. This survey helps us to identify particular challenges on the high street and retail areas of both locations, as well as map potential locations for future tweaks.
Take part in our co-creation workshops
Mar – Apr 2021
We want your help to develop ideas for tweaks that we can make in both locations.
Workshops are open to all, and if you are a local business holder, sign up and attend our online interactive session for your chance to win one of the following three prizes for your business.
- A bespoke chalkboard for your business by Charleys Chalks
- A 1-minute promotional video for your business by TCH Creative
- A Bespoke A4 watercolour of your business by Wil Freeborn
Gorgie Dalry Workshop #1
Thursday 1st April – 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Gorgie Dalry Workshop #2
Friday 2nd April – 2pm to 4pm
Building and testing the high street tweaks
May – Jun 2021
With a project budget of £20,000 for each location, a tweak will be designed, built and tested in Dalkeith and Gorgie Dalry.
Want to find out more?
A representative from High Street Tweak will be at the GDCC April 5th Public Meeting at 7pm on Teams to share information and answer residents’ questions about the project – please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.