Bedmo-bilize! Bedminster Selected in Portas Pilots to Kick-Start High Street Transformation

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Bedminster in Bristol is one of the twelve areas chosen in a movement led by Mary Portas to breathe new life into highstreets and town centers across the country. Due to a winning bid, which included putting Bedminster on the map as a hub for street art and street theatre, Bedminster has secured a slice of £1.2 million pounds and the support of both Mary Portas and the Local Government Minister, Grant Shapps to implement their ideas.

More than 370 towns bid for the money and the right to be part of the pilot, which will form part of a television series, fronted by Ms Portas. The initiative follows a review into town centres by Ms Portas, commissioned by the government.

More information can be found here: http://www.communities.gov.uk/news/corporate/2151943