Wiltshire Council to begin exciting investment programme into the county’s high streets

21st June 2022, 4:18pm | By catherinerussell |

 

 

A new investment programme of £1m a year will begin in the coming months to
encourage people back to Wiltshire’s town centres and high streets. The Wiltshire
Towns Programme was confirmed at today’s Cabinet meeting (Tuesday 21 June).
The town and parish councils of all 18 Wiltshire towns, the city of Salisbury, plus
Pewsey, Tisbury and Downton will all be able to bid to Wiltshire Council for allocated
funding that can be spent on plans to improve their high streets and attract more
visitors to their communities.

Cllr Richard Clewer, Leader of Wiltshire Council and Cabinet Member for Economic
Development, said: “The past few years have been particularly difficult for high
streets throughout Wiltshire, and that’s why we’re investing £1m a year until 2025 to
support our towns and businesses.

“This funding will help to attract more visitors to the high street and boost local
businesses.

“But we recognise that each high street and town centre in Wiltshire is unique, and
that’s why we’re working closely with the town and parish councils in these areas to
deliver what their communities need. This is a locally-led campaign that will provide
real benefits for the businesses in each of the 22 areas.

“As well as the individual funding for town centres, we’ll also be launching other
schemes to boost high streets, including a Generating Activity Grant, which will drive
footfall back to high streets with events and activities; a What’s on in Wiltshire events
app; plus heritage apps to help visitors find out more about the history of our towns.
“Retail accounts for more than 20,000 jobs in Wiltshire, and this doesn’t include the
many services, hospitality and leisure facilities that are located on or rely on the high
street. So we want to do all we can to support this vital sector and continue to do all
we can to give our high streets the tools they need to thrive and attract more visitors
and shoppers.”

To find out more about the Wiltshire Towns Programme, people should see the
Cabinet report at:

https://cms.wiltshire.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=141&MId=14357

 

Comments and Discussion

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Make a Post

You must be logged in to add a post.

RRogersCEM

Great meeting everyone at Tidworth litter pick at the ...
Do you have what it takes to work at the heart of frontline of policing?

Do you have what it tak...

          Recruitm...
Home-Start Kennet are recruiting a Deputy Treasurer Trustee

Home-Start Kennet are r...

Join us as a Deputy Treasurer Trustee to help shape th...
Middlewick House Open Garden

Middlewick House Open G...

        MIDDLEWICK HOU...
Wiltshire Council to begin exciting investment programme into the county’s high streets

Wiltshire Council to be...

    A new investment programme of £1m...

RRogersCEM

This is a great opportunity for the Pewsey Vale but w...
Community Library Volunteer

Community Library Volun...

Volunteers needed to help at Ludgershall Library We...
Children’s Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental...

From 1-7 February 2021 schools, youth groups, organisa...
Help adults learn to read

Help adults learn to read

READ EASY – A NEW INITIATIVE IN SALISBURY, SOUTH &am...

RRogersCEM

I hope all the street parties are going well. Here is ...

RRogersCEM

Great progress made today when we met to discuss the n...
Take on an epic 20-mile walking challenge this September to help the homeless

Take on an epic 20-mile...

          Juli...

RRogersCEM

Tidworth Area Board meeting this evening, 7pm, Colling...
Summer fun at Wiltshire Music Centre

Summer fun at Wiltshire...

From toddlers to teenagers, the kids takeover Wiltshi...
Volunteer telephone befrienders needed

Volunteer telephone bef...

Carer Support Wiltshire are looking to expand their te...