meeting to be held to discuss Burnham's £1m Mary Portas
Chamber of Trade is to hold an open meeting next week to discuss
the town's bid for a share of a £1million cash injection
from TV star Mary Portas to improve the town centre.
meeting is being held for everyone who has expressed an interest
in helping the town's application for cash from a government scheme
overseen by TV personality and retail guru Mary Portas (pictured).
function will be held on Tuesday 13th March at 6pm in the Pizey
Room at The Princess Theatre & Arts Centre, Burnham-On-Sea.
Earlier this week, Burnham-On-Sea.com reported here
that the Town Council has backed the bid alongside several other
town groups and individuals.
Turco, speaking on behalf of Burnham Chamber of Trade at Monday's
meeting, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are happy to have the
backing of the town council but still need more businesses, landlords
and representatives of groups to come forward to join the team
town which we are setting up."
explained the objective of Tuesday's meeting will be to outline
the concept of the Portas Pilot and its relevance to Burnham;
to determine the vision for the Town Centre; to outline a plan
of action to deliver the vision; to agree that there is a basis
of a bid; and, if there is a basis, to agree a division of labour
and timescales for writing and filming the bid.