Hopes that town will become a ‘Portas pilot’ Add your comments
Last updated at 11:42, Thursday, 09 February 2012
WHITEHAVEN is looking to put in a strong bid to be among 12 towns being picked to take part in a new government-backed Mary Portas pilot scheme, which aims to help communities with struggling high streets.
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Another celebrity 'fixer'? No thanks. Let them line their own pockets elsewhere. It's not rocket science. Lower the business tax rates and the empty shops will fill. Simple as that. Stop messing around with these gimmicky ideas. Just do it. NOW! What do you think Portas would suggest?
Â£100,000 won't even scratch the surface, in terms of retail development its pocket money. The Washington Square development in Workington cost over Â£45 million, I think a sense of perspective is needed.
What is Alan Blacklock talking about - trying to get in the top 12, doesn't he mean bottom 12?