A HIGH street expert group is teaming up with St Helens Council to host another event for businesses in Earlestown.

The High Street Task Force has previously organised a workshop for local businesses to discuss their ideas for the future of the town centre.

The latest event will be an inaugural meeting, which will offer independent businesses and community groups the chance to contribute to future plans of Earlestown.

The meeting, chaired by High Street Task Force Expert Jean Ball, will allow business owners and community group members to gain further knowledge on the plans and develop skills to contribute to the future of the town centre.

The event will take place on Thursday July 21 from 5:30-7pm at Cross Lane United Church Hall.

Those attending are advised to arrive 15 minutes before the meeting starts.

Councillor Kate Groucutt, St Helens Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Business and Skills said: "This is an excellent opportunity for any local businesses and community groups who have an interest in the future development of Earlestown to work with us to plan that future and help make it happen.

"The formation of a Town Team will be an important step towards bringing the improvements that we all want to see in Earlestown town centre, and we encourage you to book your place for the event on July 21."

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The High Street Task Force has been working closely with the council on Earlestown's regeneration plans, with local businesses a key factor in the town centre's future developments. 

The project follows a three-zone action plan, which includes the arrival point near the train station, Queen Street Junction, and Market Square. 

Improvements to these areas have been proposed, with the town's Market Square and its weekly markets a key feature to receive redevelopments. 

To book your place at the meeting, visit www.eventbrite.co.uk