'Why I'm backing Plymouth's City of Culture bid' - John Chapman
Plymouth is bidding to be named UK City of Culture 2017. We are asking the people of the city to speak up to support the move. Today John Chapman, senior partner with Wolferstans Solicitors, lends his support to the campaign.
Everyone in the city really needs to show their support for the bid. If we can demonstrate we want it most and more than any of the ten other competing cities we will win. We deserve to win it. I think we have more to offer and more to gain.
Anyone who lives and works here knows there is something very special about the place. Wolferstans has just completed 200 years in business here. Its extraordinary natural environment and unique maritime heritage are remarkable.
And yet the city lacks money and confidence and is still battling to overcome years of deprivation. Regenerating parts of the city and attracting new investment to provide jobs and prosperity is crucial to making people's lives better.
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Winning this competition could be part of the transformation we are trying to make happen at once giving us the opportunity to showcase our history and culture and enable both visitors and ourselves to understand enjoy and appreciate the marvellous things we have already.