Bideford’s Portas Pilot video

Two rival towns have created short films in a bid to win a ‘golden ticket’ to transform their high streets.

TWO North Devon towns have released videos to showcase their assets and grab a share of a �1 million cash pot to transform their high streets.

South Molton and Bideford have both created short films in a bid to become one of 12 towns in the UK named a Portas Pilot.

The competition, organised by Mary ‘Queen of Shops’ Portas, is encouraging towns to win funding to turn around their ‘unloved and unused’ high streets and the first steps involved bidding through amateur short videos.

Bideford’s video, created by members of the town council’s working group, saw Cllr Andy Powell talking to ‘niche’ traders in Butchers Row and around the area.

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You can view the Bideford video above, or click on the link in the top right-hand corner of the page to see South Molton’s video.

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