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MP Kate Green backs Stretford's bid to become a town team
MP Kate Green is championing Stretford’s bid to become a Town Team Partner, which could result in an extra £10,000 in government funding to boost its town centre.
Stretford was recently one of 400 towns nationwide to apply to be a Portas Pilot, but did not make the final cut of 27, however, the Town Team initiative aims to ensure the towns that missed out are not forgotten.
If Stretford is successful in its bid to become a Town Team, it will receive expert advice and financial support to help it deliver the improvements outlined in its original Portas Pilot bid.
Ms Green said: “This opportunity offers a real boost to Stretford town centre and will enable the local Town Centre Partnership to realise some of the improvements needed in the local area.
“I’ll be pressing the Government to approve Stretford’s application to be a Town Team Partner.”
The application form, which has also been completed by Trafford Council, proposes activities to promote the use of Stretford town centre, including turning a vacant unit into a short term community hub, amongst other things.
Cllr Dolores O’Sullivan, who is Vice Chair of Stretford Town Centre Partnership, said: “We put forward a lot of good ideas when we applied to become a Portas Pilot. £10,000 funding will be a huge boost to us locally and it’s great to have Kate’s continued support.”