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We are so delighted here at Margate Town Team that Margate has been chosen as one of the first 12 towns in the UK to become one of the so called ‘Portas Pilot Towns’. The successful bids were announced on Saturday the 26th of May, with Margate Town Team being awarded the maximum allocation of £100,000 funding.

Our bid was singled out by the Government for its aims to bring enjoyment, education and creativity to the High Street, along with projects to foster enterprise, provide opportunities for young people through pop-up shops, job clubs and have a go markets.

We’re now working to set priorities from the successful bid and looking forward to welcoming Mary and her team back to Margate. We’d like to invite anyone with ideas and who would like to get involved to contact us. Send us an email: info@margatetownteam.org.uk

We’re waiting for next instructions from Government, so in the meantime we know the people of Margate want to know more and how to get involved, so we’re setting up a series of drop in info points in shops around Margate . None of this costing a penny and all done on good will of everyone involved. All very DIY! You can be rest assured we haven’t got any funds yet and we won’t be spending the precious prize on things we can organise ourselves. We will also be shortly announcing the date and venue of a public Town Team meeting in Margate that everyone who is interested can come along to.

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