We are delighted that Liskeard is 1 of 12 towns which has successfully bid towards £1.2 million of funding to breathe life back into our highstreets. The government describe Liskeard as a hidden gem and has awarded £100,000 towards improvements alongside a team of experts. "Town teams" will try out ideas proposed by retail guru Mary Portas in her High Sreet review. Mary will make a TV programme about the 12 towns.
In March, the government announced it had accepted "virtually all" 28 recommendations made in the report it commissioned from Portas on how best to revive the High Street.
The 12 towns are being referred to as "Portas Pilots" with an expectation that more help and funding will be available to other towns. For Liskeard its strong Cornish community will be united with a range of projects including creative arts such a yarn bombing - filling the town with colourful knitted creations to add fun and mystery and guerrilla gardening!
More can be read / watched about these story at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18212669
We are delighted that Liskeard has been selected, particularly moving more towards the creative arts. We believe that creativity is what will regenerate Liskeard and look forward to seeing a local vibrant arts scene mixing the old with the new to give both local people and visitors a town to be proud of. www.merlinglass.co.uk
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