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Mary Portas returns to Rotherham to see revival of town centre

pictured in Rotherham Town Centre is Mary Portas

pictured in Rotherham Town Centre is Mary Portas

  • by Sam Chetwynd
 

Television retail guru Mary Portas will be in Rotherham tomorrow to see the transformation in the town centre.

Along with Brandon Lewis MP, the Government minister for high streets, town centres and markets, she will be looking at the progress being made through the town’s Portas Pilot project and meet with some of the retailers who have contributed to Rotherham’s shopping renaissance.

The pair will meet some retailers who have launched or expanded their presence within the town centre, and those that have benefited from training funded under the Government’s Portas Pilot scheme.

The past three years have seen encouraging increases in the footfall figures within Rotherham, with an overall 13 per cent rise in shopper numbers.

 

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