Town wins Portas bid

CHIPPING Norton is set to receive £10,000 to boost the town centre economy after a consortium of businessmen applied for a prestigious government grant.

The group, known as Experience Chipping Norton, applied for funding under the Portas Pilot Scheme which is based on Mary Portas’s review of UK High Streets and encourages partnerships and consortia to come up with innovative ideas to transform their high streets. Experience Chipping Norton plans to use the funding to develop a town marketing campaign to help put Chippy on the map.

Adam Jennings of the Experience Chipping Norton core team said: “We want to make Chipping Norton a more visible and attractive destination for visitors and businesses by providing promotion through a number of connected schemes.”