Cllr John Merry

  • Tools for a long-lasting recovery

    05 July 2022

    Cities need to be empowered to deliver a proper, long-lasting recovery, says Cllr John Merry – but he adds there is a growing concern about whether the cash to fund the necessary change will be available


  • Show us the money

    09 February 2022

    The Government’s levelling up ambitions are welcome but will need substantial long-term funding if they truly are to succeed, says chair of Key Cities Cllr John Merry.


  • Instagram leads to investment in our cities

    02 December 2021

    Urban leaders need to better understand their online brand, as cities with fewer mentions across social media and online news tend to attract less investment, says Cllr John Merry.


  • The high street is dead, long live the high street

    19 January 2021

    Six Key Cities members received all or part of the Future High Streets funding they originally bid for. Cllr John Merry explains how high streets can become the beating hearts of communities once again.