Sainsbury's cash debate
PENZANCE'S business community will give its views on how best to spend Sainsbury's Section 106 funds today.
Penzance Chamber of Commerce is holding a members' meeting in The Workbox to discuss town-centre matters with guest speaker Guy Thomas, Cornwall Council's town centre management specialist.
Penzance Town Council is in line to receive £249,500 to fund measures to mitigate Sainsbury's impact on town businesses.
Of this, £20,000 has already been committed to supporting the creation of the Penzance Business Improvement District, preparations for which started on September 5.
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Some have suggested the £1.2 million pledged to help build a park and ride next to the new store could be better spent in the town centre.
Chamber chairman Dick Cliffe said: "This meeting will be a good opportunity for businesses to get briefed on town-centre initiatives and the content of the Penzance Sainsbury's Section 106 agreement.
"Penzance Chamber of Commerce has no control over how Section 106 monies are spent but it needs to know its members' views as it is likely to be consulted on the matter."
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