Ripon misses out on Mary Portas Pilot bid

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Ripon has failed in its bid to become a Mary Portas Pilot.

Competition was tough with 12 being chosen from the 371 bids put forward  for a share of a £1.2m prize pot.

Each pilot will receive around £100,000 each, to be spent on improvements to their shopping districts.

The 12 Portas Pilot winners are:

  • Bedford
  • Croydon, Greater London
  • Dartford, Kent
  • Bedminster, Bristol
  • Liskeard, Cornwall
  • Margate, Kent Market
  • Rasen, Lincolnshire
  • Nelson, Lancashire
  • Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland
  • Stockport, Greater Manchester
  • Stockton on Tees, Teeside
  • Wolverhampton


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