Well, the Kite festival was organised by a community group of volunteers, and attracted a large number of visitors and participants, with a few SMEs selling food and refeshments.
And to me anything which gets people together, having a good time, in a ‘public’ place, is part of Regeneration and Growth.
When regenerating and growing places, and in growing economies, use what ever assets you have. If you have a hill – use it !
Also, whilst in Bridport, I came across a group which is setting up a Community Owned Enterprise which us trying to be able to develop a large potential development site in a balanced way which contributes to the mix and vibrancy of the town rather than offers a standard, drab, mono-culture, developer led approach. It is going to be interesting how this develops and progresses.