It was great to welcome new High Streets Minister, Penny Mordaunt, to Deal to show her our award-winning High Street.
We have a great mixture of independent stores, from artisan cheese shops to art galleries. Now that we have won the battle for all-day high speed trains to Deal, it will be even easier for more people to come and experience all that makes our High Street great – and that made it High Street of the Year 2013.
I also talked to Penny about what more can be done to support our local area. With schemes such as the Coastal Communities Fund, the Government is providing more opportunities for towns such as Deal to achieve their full potential and get more jobs and money.
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