South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed news that Action for Market Towns (AMT) has today announced that their 2012 National Convention will be held in Kendal. The event will attract hundreds of delegates to the two day event on 18th and 19th October, bringing an estimated £100,000 to the local economy.
The convention will mainly be held inKendalTown Halland will feature study tours around the town to showcase projects, developments and share best practice. This great news comes after figures were released that show thatSouth Lakelandretailers are still bucking the trend when it comes to empty shop numbers on the high street. Empty shop numbers nationally are 14.5% on most high streets
Action for Market Towns who are hosting the conference (AMT) are a national membership group that provides small towns, local authorities and others with:
· Information and advice
· Examples of best practice
· National representation
Tim said: "This is fantastic news for Kendal and the economy. I want to pay tribute to Kendal College, Joanne Golton and everyone at Kendal futures and South Lakeland District Council. I look forward to welcoming Action for Market Towns to Kendal and letting them see the success that we are having in the South Lakes beating the recession."
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