Sunday, 1 April 2012

Tenbury Bids for "Golden Ticket"

Tenbury's video in support of their application
Tenbury Wells joined hundreds of communities across England in bidding for a slice of one million pounds from Mary Portas's scheme to help rejuvenate town centres. As well as the cash they'll get advice from the retail guru.

Last year Mary Portas led a review into the decline of the high streets and concluded that many had reached crisis point.

"Our high streets have faced stiff competition from Internet shopping, and out-of-town shopping centres - leaving them underused, unloved and under-valued. The Internet is not going to go away, and so for our high streets to survive they need to offer something new and exciting. 
"So today I'm offering a golden ticket to 12 town centres across the country to become 'Portas Pilots' - areas with the vision and enthusiasm to breathe new life into what should be the beating heart of their communities, and they will get Mary's and my support as they try out the ideas in her recent review."

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