New research paints a mixed picture of success in the towns at the heart of the government’s £1.2m Portas scheme intended to revive the High Street.
Mary herself states on her own website MaryPortas.com that,
“My journey visiting High Streets across the UK started in earnest 2 years ago when the Government asked me to look at our High Streets and provide an independent review on their future.
I took on this challenge in the full knowledge that it would be complicated and controversial, because I believe our high streets are worth fighting for.”
More about the Portas Pilots is here.