Trowbridge County Town Initiative votes for Portas Pilot Project

The board of the County Town Initiative voted last week to bid for the £1m Portas Pilot Pot.  

Tino Polledri, Chair of the Initiative joined with other members of the board, Lance Allen Town Clerk for Trowbridge Town Council, Adam Nardell, Vision Director for Wiltshire Council, Doug Ross of TCAF and Jeff Ligo from the Initiative agreed that the bid process would be overseen by social enterprise, Wessex Community Markets (WCM).

With only until the end of March to complete the bid process, a rough outline of what structure the bid would take was agreed and Ellie Gill of WCM was booked onto a workshop being held by the Association of Town Centre Managers on behalf of the Department for Communties and Local Government (DCLG), being held in Bristol as part of a nationwide roadshow put on to inform the range of towns across the country interested in taking part in the competition.