Driffield Partnership worked closely with local people to produce the Driffield Renaissance Plan, a long term plan to guide change and development in the area over the next nine years. The overall aim of this plan is to help secure the future prosperity of Driffield and the surrounding area by ensuring it's a great place to live, work, visit and invest in.
Driffield Partnership Plan (pdf 6mb)
In January 2013 the Partnership commissioned a retail consultant to work with the Town Centre Group to produce a short term report to help prioritise their activity and how any funding could be spent.
Driffield High Street Action Planning April 2013 (pdf 8mb)
Driffield Renaissance plan identified the area to the south of Driffield Town Centre including the Railway Station and Riverhead, as an important gateway to the town, providing visitors with their first impression of Driffield. It is an area that has been associated with the arrival and departure of goods and peoples over many centuries and represents one of the town's key heritage assets.
The main purpose of the Concept Statement is to provide a vision for the development and use of the Riverhead area in order to demonstrate how this asset is intended to be developed and improved to provide economic catalysts for the town.
Driffield Riverhead Concept Statement (pdf 5mb)
Driffield Renaissance Partnership priorities
- Driffield Public Art - Creation and installation of a piece of public art in Driffield Town Centre.
- Digital Driffield - Produce a web-based guide to promote Driffield businesses and organisations; to improve their profile, and raise awareness in the local community of what is available locally.
- Walkers are welcome - Driffield has potential to be a base for visitors to the Wolds and surrounding area; product development will allow Driffield as a walking location, and for use of local services, shops, cafes, restaurants.
- Driffield Methodist Church - Support the re-development of Driffield Methodist Church. The overall development will support Driffield Renaissance Plan through, Improved Streetscene (primarily main building replacement), generate linked visits to the town centre with Digital Driffield Providing a vital community rental space.
These projects have been funded through East Riding of Yorkshire Council High Street Fund. The partnership is working with Driffield Town Council, Driffield and District Business Club and Visit Hull and East Yorkshire to develop these projects.