The FreeState podcast brings together diverse guests who are ‘leading the charge to reset our cities.’ In this episode, Neil Schneider shares his insights into the successful regeneration of Stockton-on-Tees.
In the latest podcast from FreeState, Adam Scott talks to Neil Schneider, former Chief Executive at Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council. Neil tells the story of how Stockton-on-Tees came to be the canary in the mine of high street revival, successfully bucking the trend of large-scale mall culture and creating a vibrant town centre. Neil shares how celebrating the town’s history and people led to a mixed bag of unforgettable festival moments, and how the community fell back in love with its town.
“We wanted all of the Council’s service facilities, as far as possible, on the high street in the town centre.”Neil Schneider, former Chief Executive at Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council