Falmouth BID in Parliament

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The Falmouth Business Improvement District (BID) took its ‘High Street’ campaign to the highest levels in the land last week.

Alongside Falmouth MP Sarah Newton; Falmouth BID manager, Richard Wilcox and Falmouth town council town manager, Richard Gates, attended an all-party discussion on the future of the British high street and also had a short meeting with retail guru Mary Portas.

Television personality Mary Portas was appointed by the Government earlier this year to undertake a review of what needs to be done to stimulate growth and economic activity in towns and cities across the UK.

Wilcox said: “Our High Street campaign has already been driving steady and significant awareness, however we are extremely keen to ensure that Mary Portas, and the key decision makers, understand the day-to-day realities and challenges that businesses face in our town.

“We were the only ones who took the opportunity to lobby Mary Portas directly and in fact she was aware of our five point plan having received our letter. We’ve also re-iterated our invitation for her to come to Falmouth and Cornwall as we’re eager for her to see the high street situation, this far away from London.”

 

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