The Evening Standard examines the effects Harrow Council’s implementation of key recommendations from Mary Portas’ high street review has had on the area. It says Harrow is now being held up as an example of how councils can boost growth after it slashed business vacancy rates to just 4%, a third of the national average.
Harrow Council’s Keith Ferry comments: "We decided to make economic growth a top priority. We had already put in place various policies but the Portas Review was very useful as it had a lot of ideas like having street markets and music festivals. These figures show you can make a difference”.
Evening Standard, BXC