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Portas pilots set to use cheap parking to attract shoppers

Twelve town centres have been named as the first ‘Portas pilots’, entitling them to a share of a £1.2m fund and expert advice in a bid to regenerate their high streets.

The announcement follows retail guru Mary Portas’ review of the high street. Some 370 applications for support were made, with the winning bids coming from:

Bedford, Bedfordshire

Croydon, London

Dartford, Kent

Bedminster, Bristol

Liskeard, Cornwall

Margate, Kent

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1 Jun 2012

M/s Portas, check out this little device takes it one step further, they can leave their car at home and be transported to the city, plus it will solve unemployment, it makes its own power in abundance, its cheap, it gets people moving, it comes with a loan to build it, it yields more than the loan repayments, it gets death off the road, it gets crime off the streets,it illuminates the streets it doesn`t pollute, it empties the streets of cars and allows green areas. Its the best thing since sliced bread


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