I welcome the announcement that Wolverhampton has been selected to be one of the first twelve Portas Pilot locations, receiving £100,000 towards projects for the city centre.
There was an amazing response to the competition with over 300 bids submitted and Wolverhampton was commended for the leadership, enthusiasm and desire to make a difference and improve Wolverhampton High Street.
Grant Shapps MP, the Minister overseeing this project, praised the bid put forward by the team in Wolverhampton. Grant Shapps and Mary Portas were particularly impressed with plans to hold a "Dragons' Den" style competition providing cash grants and free places to trade.
I know that WV One and Wolverhampton City Council worked hard to put forward a strong bid, and I was happy to lend my support to the exciting proposals made. I am passionate about seeing regeneration brought to Wolverhampton as I believe the city has a great deal of potential, and I relayed to Ministers the valuable boost the Portas Pilot funding could bring to the city.
This offers a golden ticket opportunity for Wolverhampton. I look forward to meeting with WV One in the near future and seeing the projects develop.
Welcome. My name is Paul Uppal and I am the Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton South West.
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PAUL UPPAL MP
Paul Uppal MP
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