Splash minister visits market

Penny Mordaunt meets town centre liasion offers in the open market

Penny Mordaunt meets town centre liasion offers in the open market

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Communities Minister Penny Mordaunt MP made another splash as she saw how money from her department is being spent.

The under-secretary at the Department for Communities and Local Government enjoyed a whistle-stop tour of venues.

The MP, who famously appeared on Olympic swimmer Tom Daley’s TV series Splash!, visited Hastings Pier, Brighton’s Open Market and Saltdean Lido.

She said: “It’s been brilliant. I had briefings but there’s nothing quite like seeing it.”

The Argus caught up with Miss Mordaunt at the Open Market, which was the recipient of Portas Pilot funding – the government support scheme involving retail guru Mary Portas.

She added: “This is an area where the Portas Pilot has been a catalyst to turning things around so it’s great to see money not only being spent well but making a real, tangible difference to the community.

“Everything from the market through to what the traders were saying was great. The high street is re-inventing itself, and this is just superb.”

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5:51am Wed 6 Aug 14

We love Red Billy says...

No mention of the traders who did not return because of the doubled rents and reduced opening hours.
No mention of the traders who did not return because of the doubled rents and reduced opening hours. We love Red Billy
  • Score: 7

8:42am Wed 6 Aug 14

HJarrs says...

We love Red Billy wrote:
No mention of the traders who did not return because of the doubled rents and reduced opening hours.
Or increased footfall, additional housing, new businesses and workshops.
[quote][p][bold]We love Red Billy[/bold] wrote: No mention of the traders who did not return because of the doubled rents and reduced opening hours.[/p][/quote]Or increased footfall, additional housing, new businesses and workshops. HJarrs
  • Score: -4

8:43am Wed 6 Aug 14

clarkebrighton says...

NO Mention of the Parking Problems, and the COST to Park in or around the London Rd Shopping Area. So it is No Longer viable to Shop there.
NO Mention of the Parking Problems, and the COST to Park in or around the London Rd Shopping Area. So it is No Longer viable to Shop there. clarkebrighton
  • Score: 5

8:53am Wed 6 Aug 14

HJarrs says...

clarkebrighton wrote:
NO Mention of the Parking Problems, and the COST to Park in or around the London Rd Shopping Area. So it is No Longer viable to Shop there.
Amazingly, most people don't drive to shop in the London Rd.
[quote][p][bold]clarkebrighton[/bold] wrote: NO Mention of the Parking Problems, and the COST to Park in or around the London Rd Shopping Area. So it is No Longer viable to Shop there.[/p][/quote]Amazingly, most people don't drive to shop in the London Rd. HJarrs
  • Score: 0

10:53am Wed 6 Aug 14

clarkebrighton says...

HJarrs wrote:
clarkebrighton wrote:
NO Mention of the Parking Problems, and the COST to Park in or around the London Rd Shopping Area. So it is No Longer viable to Shop there.
Amazingly, most people don't drive to shop in the London Rd.
YES exactly that's why you don't see many People getting on a Bus with Lots of Shopping Bags !!!

And Perhaps if people could Park a Car and Cheaply, They might do a little more Shopping in London Road. Its NOT Rocket Science.

Oh and by the way, as an ex trader of London Road when the council had a Car Park next to the Market, and more Disabled Parking in the Area, LONDON ROAD WAS MUCH BUSIER PLACE. !!!
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]clarkebrighton[/bold] wrote: NO Mention of the Parking Problems, and the COST to Park in or around the London Rd Shopping Area. So it is No Longer viable to Shop there.[/p][/quote]Amazingly, most people don't drive to shop in the London Rd.[/p][/quote]YES exactly that's why you don't see many People getting on a Bus with Lots of Shopping Bags !!! And Perhaps if people could Park a Car and Cheaply, They might do a little more Shopping in London Road. Its NOT Rocket Science. Oh and by the way, as an ex trader of London Road when the council had a Car Park next to the Market, and more Disabled Parking in the Area, LONDON ROAD WAS MUCH BUSIER PLACE. !!! clarkebrighton
  • Score: 2

4:03pm Wed 6 Aug 14

We love Red Billy says...

HJarrs wrote:
We love Red Billy wrote: No mention of the traders who did not return because of the doubled rents and reduced opening hours.
Or increased footfall, additional housing, new businesses and workshops.
Sorry Steve but any figures from subsidised trough licking paid stooges like you are to be treated with suspicion.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]We love Red Billy[/bold] wrote: No mention of the traders who did not return because of the doubled rents and reduced opening hours.[/p][/quote]Or increased footfall, additional housing, new businesses and workshops.[/p][/quote]Sorry Steve but any figures from subsidised trough licking paid stooges like you are to be treated with suspicion. We love Red Billy
  • Score: -1

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