|The second wave of Portas Pilots have been unveiled, with fifteen areas in England are to share £1.5m in aid as part of a government scheme to regenerate the High Street.
The 15 areas are: Ashford; Berwick; Braintree; London Road in Brighton; Hatfield; Royal Leamington Spa; Lodge Lane in Liverpool; the Cut in the Waterloo area of Central London; Forest Hill in South London; Chrisp Street, Watney Market, Roman Road in Tower Hamlets, East London; Loughborough; Lowestoft; Morecambe; Rotherham, and Tiverton.
In addition, nearly 400 Town Teams are to win backing from a multi-million pound package of Government support to revive their high streets and make them the beating hearts of their communities.
Michael Green, Chief Executive of BCSC said:
“These latest Government announcements ensure that no High Street is left behind.
“Nearly 400 Town Teams will be invited to benefit from a further £5 million package of support and this is in addition to the 15 new Portas Pilots also being announced. The creativity and quality of the submissions has been overwhelming and the hard work now begins.
“We will be working closely with the Portas Pilot towns, providing free mentoring from within our membership. This is a critical ongoing initiative for Britain – a plan to revitalise communities and kick start economic growth.”