Search

Halesworth’s Portas bid given New Anglia backing

17:05 29 March 2012

Last year

Last year's Halesworth Street Fair showed off some of the best the town has to offer

Archant

LOCAL Enterprise Partnership New Anglia has given its backing to Halesworth’s Portas bid.

The partnership has announced it will be backing four towns from Norfolk and Suffolk - Brandon, Halesworth, Ipswich and Hunstanton.

Earlier this year the government revealed plans for a competition to select 12 towns from across England who will be awarded up to £100,000 each to develop a ‘town team’.

The competition was the idea of High Street expert Mary Portas, and towns across the country have put their bids together.

With competition expected to be fierce, New Anglia LEP offered towns across its area the chance to gain its support, to help strengthen their case.

A total of 19 towns submitted proposals to New Anglia – with the LEP now backing four proposals from Brandon, Halesworth, Ipswich and Hunstanton.

New Anglia LEP board members Davina Tanner, general manager of the regional shopping centre Chapelfield in Norwich, and David Gledhill, chief executive of Hutchison Ports in Suffolk made the selection on behalf of New Anglia LEP.

Ms Tanner said: “We are delighted to have received 17 submissions from towns across the LEP area. It shows a real enthusiasm and energy within New Anglia for the themes of regeneration identified in the Portas report.

“We have chosen to endorse the submissions from Brandon, Halesworth, Hunstanton and Ipswich as those which best match the criteria and commitment outlined by Mary Portas.

“However we have been impressed by the wide range of plans and innovative ideas proposed by other towns and we look forward to starting work on implementing many of these initiatives to strengthen and enhance the retail offer across the region.”

Related articles

0 comments

Other news

Yesterday, 16:12
Emergency services were called to a crash on the A12.

Two people were taken to hospital this afternoon following a two vehicle crash on the A12 near Southwold.

Yesterday, 11:35
Dead fish at Acle Dyke. Picture: Supplied

Environment experts will survey the region’s waterways in the coming weeks to gauge what damage the recent storms caused.

Yesterday, 11:24
Chief inspector Chris Spinks' road police team will be carrying out roadside checks in Norfolk and Suffolk in a bid to reduce crashes as the nights get darker.Photo: Bill Smith

Police will be carrying out roadside checks in Norfolk and Suffolk in a bid to reduce crashes as the nights get darker.

Yesterday, 08:37
A fire engine on the way to an emergency.

A person trapped inside a car was freed by fire-fighters following an early morning crash in north Suffolk.

Most Read

Fri, 13:09
Ipswich Crown Court

A man has today pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting a teenage girl a number of times in north-east Suffolk and Norfolk.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:12
Emergency services were called to a crash on the A12.

Two people were taken to hospital this afternoon following a two vehicle crash on the A12 near Southwold.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:37
A fire engine on the way to an emergency.

A person trapped inside a car was freed by fire-fighters following an early morning crash in north Suffolk.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:30
Colin Carver

Tributes have been paid to a businessman who developed a successful East Anglian fruit and vegetable company.

Read more
Friday, March 12, 2010

“I PUT off getting into the corset until the last minute,” laughs Matilda Ziegler. The Denton-based actress is chat-ting about filming Lark Rise to Candleford, in which she stars.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 14°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Beccles and Bungay Journal e-edition today E-edition