Team set up to revitalise centre of Littleport

PUBLISHED: 09:24 20 November 2014 | UPDATED: 09:24 20 November 2014

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A plan to revitalise the centre of Littleport has been launched.

Businesses and retailers have joined with East Cambridgeshire District Council and Littleport Parish Council in a bid to halt the decline and improve the vitality of the village’s centre.

A series of visits to retailers and businesses were carried out in the summer by the district council to get views on the village and ask for ideas on how it could be improved.

As a result of the work, an action plan was produced which will explore the possibility of launching a regular market, producing a series of regular events and a marketing campaign through social media.

Businesses and groups including Branching Out, Littleport Library, Holmes Furnishings, Sigma Embroidery, St George’s Church and the Main Street Co-op have all agreed to help as part of a ‘Littleport Town Team’.

Councillor David Ambrose-Smith, chairman of the Littleport Town Team, said: “These are exciting times for Littleport – we are a growing town with huge talent and resources. The new Town Team is looking to harness this potential using the comments and feedback from local people and businesses to improve the ‘High Street’.

“We are not trying to duplicate any group which already exists but work with others to increase footfall and awareness of the town centre, its facilities and services. We will continue to update everyone on our progress to make sure everyone can join in and help make a difference.”

For more information on the Town Team call 01353 665555 or visit www.eastcambs.gov.uk.

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