In 2011 Mary Portas carried out a review for the government about the issues affecting the retail sector in the UK, and particularly high streets. There was then a grant fund of £1.2 million made available for 12 pilot areas where shopping areas could help to rejuvenate. There were 371 bids for the money. This film is Wolverton’s bid (which was unsuccessful). It does show how much things have changed in the town’s businesses in just 10 years.