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Portas pilot - spread too thinly......?

6 August 2012

The Government has announced a package of support worth £5.5 million to help revive nearly 400 Town Teams.

Grant Shapps announced the plans after receiving an overwhelming volume of high quality bids for the Portas Pilot.

Mr Shapps also issued a call to MPs from the 392 Town Teams not chosen for the Portas Pilot to come forward to become a Town Team Partner. Those who become Town Team Partners will receive backing from the support programme to help put elements of their plans into action.

Our fear is that the support package will be spread rather too thinly to make the desired impact. On the other hand, and this has to outweigh pound signs, any focussed activity on improving town centres must be a good thing.

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