Lancing misses out on Portas Pilot Town funding

LANCING has not been successful in its application for funding to regenerate its high street.

A bid had been made for the Lancing to become a Portas Pilot Town, but the village was not one of the 12 towns or villages to be given a share of £1 million funding.

Bedford, Croydon, Dartford, Margate, Bedminster, Market Rasen in Lincolnshire, Stockport, Stockton-on-Tees and Wolverhampton were among the areas to be given the funding, while Worthing was also unsuccessful in its application.

However, unsuccessful towns and villages will be given a second chance at applying for funding.

They have until the end of the summer to apply, with the list being announced in summer.

For the full story, including reaction to the news, read the Lancing Herald today, Thursday, May 31.