December 31, 2011 Boston Standard
BOSTON Borough Council has promised that it considers the market to be a ‘vital asset’ to the town in reaction to a high-profile review on town centres.
The review was conducted independently by retail marketing consultant Mary Portas’ who has presented TV shows such as Mary: Queen of Shops and Secret Shopper.
In it she looked at the state of the nation’s high streets and town centres and outlined 28 recommendations on how to put the heart back into them.
She said high streets were uniquely placed to deliver something new.
She said: “I believe that our high streets can be lively, dynamic, exciting and social places that give a sense of belonging and trust to a community.”
The Standard asked Coun Derek Richmond and head of planning and strategy Steve Lumb how the council responded to the report and how they felt actions they were taking would help Boston town centre.
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