Prescot Businesses Team up to Regenerate Town Centre

By on Monday, July 23, 2012

Local businesses have come together to support a bid for funds from the Portas Pilot scheme, but the Prescot Town Team is stretching its efforts to take on the wider task of regenerating the town centre.

Suggestions in the promotional video below include encouraging specialist shops and restaurants into the historic heart of Prescot, and providing a shuttle service to link Tesco and the Cables Retail Park with Eccleston Street.

2 Comments

  1. Dave63256

    Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Well, that died a quick death didn’t it.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18972391

    Dismayed at Ron Round and his view that we have gone through some trying times and then linking that to the closure of the BI. The BI has been closed for years and we are still going through tough times with the Council that he leads, closing all of our amenities and selling off our assets, like the old Museum building. When Ron Round tells us, by any of the vast array of communicative means at his disposal, that he will plough the £250,000 from the sale of this building back into Prescot THEN, and ONLY THEN, will I take him seriously.

    St Helens Council created a shuttle bus service to enable all of the town’s shoppers and visitors to access places like the Ravenhead Retail Park, Morrison’s and Asda. It works, and it is free to use. This is a suggestion that our six elected representatives should be running with, and bending Ron Round’s ear at every single opportunity. They should be giving him grief about it to such an extent that he won’t be able to go anywhere or put his feet up for five minutes without hearing the name “Prescot,” but they won’t. Our six elected representatives won’t even come in here and respond to some of the posts that have been made. Personally, I would hold them in higher esteem then what I do at the moment if they did, but they won’t.

    I have said this elsewhere but I will say it again, a lot of the Town’s problems can be resolved simply by Knowsley Borough Council reducing their financial demands on businesses throughout Prescot that are not located on the Cables Retail Park. It will not cure all of our ills, but it will encourage private businesses and local entrepreneurs to look at the financial incentives that will come with investing in our Town.

    My message to Ron Round is a simple one, and our six Councillors should be hounding him with it – “SPEND SOME MONEY IN PRESCOT RON!”

  2. Dave63256

    Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Well, that died a quick death didn’t it.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18972391

    Dismayed at Ron Round and his view that we have gone through some trying times and then linking that to the closure of the BI. The BI has been closed for years and we are still going through tough times with the Council that he leads, closing all of our amenities and selling off our assets, like the old Museum building. When Ron Round tells us, by any of the vast array of communicative means at his disposal, that he will plough the £250,000 from the sale of this building back into Prescot THEN, and ONLY THEN, will I take him seriously.

    St Helens Council created a shuttle bus service to enable all of the town’s shoppers and visitors to access places like the Ravenhead Retail Park, Morrison’s and Asda. It works, and it is free to use. This is a suggestion that our six elected representatives should be running with, and bending Ron Round’s ear at every single opportunity. They should be giving him grief about it to such an extent that he won’t be able to go anywhere or put his feet up for five minutes without hearing the name “Prescot,” but they won’t. Our six elected representatives won’t even come in here and respond to some of the posts that have been made. Personally, I would hold them in higher esteem then what I do at the moment if they did, but they won’t.

    I have said this elsewhere but I will say it again, a lot of the Town’s problems can be resolved simply by Knowsley Borough Council reducing their financial demands on businesses throughout Prescot that are not located on the Cables Retail Park. It will not cure all of our ills, but it will encourage private businesses and local entrepreneurs to look at the financial incentives that will come with investing in our Town.

    My message to Ron Round is a simple one, and our six Councillors should be hounding him with it – “SPEND SOME MONEY IN PRESCOT RON!”

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