The ‘Choose the High Street’ brand has been developed by Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Town Centre Management team to promote the County Borough’s five managed town centres of Caerphilly, Blackwood, Bargoed, Risca and Ystrad Mynach.

The UK’s High Streets can’t turn back the clock, shopping online and using supermarkets are now established shopping patterns. However, people can make a conscious decision to ‘Choose the High Street’ and by doing so are helping to keep their local high street strong and vibrant.

Town centres remain at the heart of the communities they serve. The aim of the ‘Choose the High Street’ brand is to encourage businesses to invest in town centres and promote a better understanding of how the shopping choices made each day determine which shops survive and which don’t.

Town centres are important. When people ‘Choose the High Street’ they are investing in them not only economically but also socially and emotionally.

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Retail Property Directory

Caerphilly County Borough Council’s maintains a Retail Property Directory, which contains a full listings of all vacant shop units in CaerphillyBlackwood, Bargoed, Risca and Ystrad Mynach town centres.
This directory includes a photograph of each vacant property and provides the contact details for the marketing agents.


Pop-Up Shop Guide

In recent years the concept of a pop up shop has become increasingly popular. Having an idea is one thing, but how does someone turn an idea into a pop up shop on their local high street?

To help people get started Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Town Centre Management team has produced a Pop Up Shop Guide which answers some key questions and sets out some simple steps on how to get started.

Footfall Index

This data is collected by electronic counting devices, which monitor the pedestrian footfall 24-hours per day, 7 days per week.

‘Unique Places’

The ‘Unique Places’ is a model of Town Centre Management developed by Caerphilly County Borough Council to manage the County Borough’s principal town centres.

This model is now recognised as an example of good practice by organisations and regeneration practitioners across the UK.