The Great Places Commissioners are currently visiting places across the North West, North East, Yorkshire and the Midlands, speaking to residents, local leaders, businesses, community groups and other stakeholders to understand what makes a successful community – and how we can help.

Past visits

You can find out more about the visits by following the relevant links.

Upcoming visits

  • North East, 30-31 October – more information to follow
  • West Midlands, 4-5 December – more information to follow

Community workshops

We host a community workshop during each of the visits to speak to residents about what they love about the place they live, and how it could be even better.

The next community workshop will take place during the visit to the North East in October. More information will follow closer to the date.

The visits

We’ll be travelling around the North and Midlands to see what housing associations are doing and what local people need and want for their community. Bricks and mortar can make a sound building, but it’s only when that is combined with care and attention to the human element of our communities that we can make a great place.