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New Robin Hood task force set up

Robin Hood statue
It is hoped Robin Hood will be better promoted in the future

Plans to help Nottingham promote the legend of Robin Hood have been unveiled by the city council.

The announcement comes just weeks after The Tales of Robin Hood attraction was put into voluntary liquidation after falling visitor numbers.

Calls were made for the city council to step in to save the venue but officials said they could not help a private business in that way.

Councillor Graham Chapman said a trust would be set up to explore options.

"We haven't come up with a solution as such but we have come up with a way to do something about the problem," said Mr Chapman.

"What we're intending to do within the next two to three weeks is announce a trust - made up of four or five people - who are very interested and we will set them the task of finding some way of promoting Robin Hood in a much bigger way than we have done in the past.

"The city has never made enough of Robin Hood and with a trust we can bring in a lot of other people and it may well be that the trust gets something going."

Mr Chapman added the project "could come to nothing but you've got to try".



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