Portas wishes town ‘good luck’

HIGH Street guru Mary Portas has personally wished “good luck” to Market Rasen in its bid for a £100,000 grant to rejuvenate the town centre.

Last Tuesday Mary Portas highlighted the Market Rasen Business Improvement Group’s (MR BIG) video application for the cash on social networking website Twitter, calling it “great.”

Within 24 hours an extra 300 people had viewed the video and by the Rasen Mail went to press more than 2,000 people had logged on to watch it.

Miss Portas selected the Market Rasen application for praise out of 363 videos and wished the town “good luck.”

But MR BIG will still have to wait to find out if its bid for one of 12 Portas Pilot £100,000 grants has been successful.