Witham town centre could benefit if businesswoman's funding bid is successful

Witham town centre could benefit if businesswoman's funding bid is successful

Witham town centre could benefit if businesswoman's funding bid is successful

First published in News

Witham's town centre could benefit from up to £1.2milllion of funding if a businesswoman is successful in a national competition.

Joy Vaughan, who is chairman of Witham Chamber of Commerce, has applied to the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) for a share of £8m from the Technology Strategy Board to help deliver ideas on how to use technology to encourage shoppers back to the country’s high streets.

The deadline for phase one of the competition, named Re-imagining the high street, was last week.

The initial phase will see successful applicants handed funding for feasibility studies, while the second will see them given up to £1.2million to trial their ideas.

Mrs Vaughan, who was unable to disclose full details of her application, wants to prove that existing technologies can be better linked in with high streets.

She has vowed to use Witham as a test case if she is successful.

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8:14am Wed 19 Mar 14

Bhudeeka says...

that picture just shows what a horrible sight our lovely town is with all those horrible signs etc. what a mess
that picture just shows what a horrible sight our lovely town is with all those horrible signs etc. what a mess Bhudeeka
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8:39am Wed 19 Mar 14

The Stinker Returns says...

Witham town centre isn't the prettiest but that is possibly the worse photograph that could be submitted to support the article - or perhaps, that is the point - the place is a sh1thole and here's the proof that it needs some funding!
Witham town centre isn't the prettiest but that is possibly the worse photograph that could be submitted to support the article - or perhaps, that is the point - the place is a sh1thole and here's the proof that it needs some funding! The Stinker Returns
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