This three-strand scheme is currently closed to new applications, however this will be reviewed round August 2023. The scheme seeks to significantly improve the appearance of the town centre. Recent surveys have indicated buildings in the central part of the town are in a poorer state than originally envisaged which is causing budget issues. The three schemes are:

  1. Homeowner Grants scheme
  2. Shop Front Improvements
  3. Shops back into use

Shop Front Improvements and Shops back into use aims to bring significant improvements in the street level visual landscape and help preserve historic buildings and improve shopfronts to make the High Street a more attractive place to visit while supporting new and existing businesses. Homeowner Grants scheme aims to support homeowners conserve and preserve their buildings. The scheme’s focus is the central area of the town to maximise the positive visual impact of the investment.

Look out for the below posters which will be appearing in the town over the next few weeks.