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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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Portas cash is on the way to Maryport

Maryport will receive £10,000 from the Mary Portas fund to help breathe life back into the town centre.

The Government has confirmed that the town will be one of 325 to get a package of support after missing out on an earlier bid to become a Portas pilot town.

The Government is backing ideas inspired by the TV celebrity and shopping advisor to revive rundown high streets.

Maryport requested £90,000 in its original bid but failed to win the cash in two rounds of funding.

The package, which the Love Maryport town team partners will receive, includes access to an advice line and a network of advisers managed by the Association of Town Centre Management.

There would be mentoring and visits from retail experts, meetings with other town teams, and online advice and information.

Toni Magean, Maryport town centre manager, said: “It’s absolutely fantastic news.”

He expects to find out within two weeks when the money will be handed over.

A Government spokeswoman said there will be no restrictions on how the money may be spent.

Have your say

by the time they have paid a consultant to tell them what they already know the money will have gone £10k will get you nothing put a big party on for the pensioners or something for the kids!!!

Posted by albert on 31 October 2012 at 12:33

As per Dr C H Keys comments, smell the Coffee Toni Magean ?? 10k is nothing, it may pay for a couple of Flower Pots on Netherhall Corner or @ the bottom of Shipping Brow, as a Maryport Lad through & through what Maryport needs is to be run by Maryport People, there are several small business empires in the Town ( Pubs - Shops - Cafes etc )run by local Folk giving local Folk what they want, value for money, spend the 10k helping them out during the coming winetr months.

Posted by Kevin Winn on 30 October 2012 at 09:48

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