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East Lancashire towns offered cash for missing Portas scheme
10:00pm Tuesday 4th September 2012 in News
A NUMBER of towns in East Lancashire which failed to achieve a place on the Portas Pilot scheme have been offered a new funding stream.
Local Government Minister Grant Shapps has written to all MPs in the areas that submitted proposals to take the lead for their communities, and show support for their local town team by applying for them to become Town Team Partners, which could secure £10,000 of funding.
Towns including Rawtenstall and Darwen missed out on becoming one of 12 Portas towns earlier this year, but could now benefit from funding.
MP’s commitment will be needed if town teams are to access the package, which includes support from the Association of Town Centre Management, which has over 20 years of experience in helping town centres become prosperous.