Good news for Exmouth high street as traders celebrate £10k pop-up cash

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By PGStrange | Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 10:59

THERE'S GOOD news for Exmouth's high street. Exmouth's Town Team and East Devon MP Hugo Swire are celebrating after hearing that their bid for Town Team Partner status has been successful, and £10k of funding has been awarded for setting up "pop-up shops" in Exmouth's town centre…

The money will be used to establish "incubator units", where budding entrepreneurs can establish "pop-up shops" in some of the empty units in town, to give small businesses the chance to test their marketplace before committing themselves.

Hugo Swire welcomed the funding. "I am delighted that Exmouth has been named a Town Team Partner and to have helped secure this funding," he said. "I hope that it will inspire new people to come forward with fresh ideas for our town. Exmouth deserves to have a vibrant choice of small shops rather than usual large retailers and I hope to be able to visit the 'pop up shops' in the near future."

The Exmouth Town Team is a grouping of independent traders in town, plus the Chamber of Commerce, Residents and Traders Association, the Town Council and East Devon District  Council. It was formed earlier this year to bid for government funding to make Exmouth a Portas Pilot Town, following TV celebrity Mary Portas's report to the Government on the state of the British high street.

Town Team Chairman Ade Brayley said, "While Exmouth already has a fabulous range of independent shops providing a contrast with Exeter's homogenised shopping offer, this new funding will enable us to enhance and extend the variety of shops while supporting local entrepreneurs."

Exmouth is among 300 towns across the UK that are being offered support to revitalise their high streets. Announced yesterday by Local Communities Minister Mark Prisk, the Town Team Partner funding scheme links local Town Teams to their MP, plus access to a network of advisers managed by the Association of Town Centre Management to provide professional support.



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    Bring Woolworths back!

    By DerpyPotato at 08:11 on 26/10/12

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    Ooooooo lets hope a pop up of John Lewis will appear! That would be great :)

    By Auntymable at 15:20 on 24/10/12

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