RUGBY is not one of the selected towns to become a Portas Pilot town, it has been announced this morning (Wednesday).
Earlier this year it was announced that Rugby had not been picked as one of the 12 to receive the status - missing out on thousands of pounds of investment.
The scheme was set up by TV’s ‘Queen of Shops’ Mary Portas and the Government to try and bring new life to high streets across the country.
All the towns, including Rugby, that missed out the first time round were given the chance to tweak their bids and resubmit them.
A six-minute long video was filmed in and around town by Rugby First, as part of its resubmission.
This morning (Wendesday) it was announced that Rugby had missed out once again on the bid.
Neighbouring Leamington Spa (Old Town) was picked however.
The 15 areas chosen are: Ashford; Berwick; Braintree; London Road in Brighton; Hatfield; Royal Leamington Spa (Old Town); Lodge Lane in Liverpool; the Cut in the Waterloo area of central London; Forest Hill in south London; Chrisp Street, Watney Market, Roman Road in Tower Hamlets, east London; Loughborough; Lowestoft; Morecambe; Rotherham, and Tiverton.
**FOR MORE ON THIS STORY SEE TOMORROW’S (THURSDAY) RUGBY ADVERTISER**
To view the video submitted as part of the Portas Pilot bid click on the blue text link below.