Round two of battle plan is round the corner

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Heanor traders are being urged to take part in the next public meeting called in a bid to to revitalise the town’s high street.

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce has applauded members of the public who attended the November 30 public meeting at the town’s Wilmot Street Centre as part of the Ripley and Heanor News’s Staying Alive campaign.

But while more than 70 residents were present on the night,- the chamber’s chief executive George Cowcher is hoping a higher proportion of the town’s traders will attend the next meeting, due for the end of January.

Mr Cowcher said: “The survey and the public meeting gave the campaign partners some really good ideas about what can be done to help breathe new life into Heanor town centre.

“It is, however, crucial to ensure that the campaign does not lose any of the momentum it has built up already, so we will need as many local people – and particularly traders and businesses – as possible to get involved and to let us know exactly what it is that they want to see on their High Street.”

Elsewhere in the town, Heanor Traders’ Association says it is the process of welcoming new members.

Chairman of the association Simon Minto said: “Traders can pay £12 a year to become a member of the association and that will register them as an official member. Members will reap the benefits. At the moment we are in the process of securing free car parking for members in Heanor town centre on a temporary basis.”

l We want to hear your views on Heanor as part of the Staying alive campaign.

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